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Frank Hammond Jones


Frank Hammond Jones was born in July 1898 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool. His father was called John and his mother was called Sarah Jane (née Hatton). They married in 1896 at the Parish Church in Prince’s Park, Liverpool. Sarah Jane’s father was called James Hammond and Hammond became Frank’s middle name – after his grandfather. Frank was their eldest child.

Early Life

Frank grew up in the Toxteth area of Liverpool.

Chester College

Frank attended Chester College and left in 1917.

Military Service

Frank joined the Army as Private 87052 Frank Hammond Jones and went into the King’s (Liverpool) Regiment 6th Battalion.

Lest We Forget

On the morning of September 27, the Canadian Corps, with British forces on its flanks, assaulted a dry portion of the partially excavated Canal du Nord, in Cambrai. By nightfall, the canal had been crossed and secured, and Bourlon Wood captured. Sadly during the Battle for Cambrai, Frank was killed in action on September 30.

Post Mortem

Frank is buried at Anneux British Cemetery near Cambrai, in France. He was awarded the 1915 Star and the British War and the Victory Medals.