QSA (3) Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Johannesburg (3257 Cpl G. Hammond, 2nd Hampshire Regt);
KSA (2) (3257 Serjt: G. Hammond. Hampshire Regt);
Army LS&GC EdVII (3257 C. Sjt: G. Hammond. Hants: Regt);
Army MSM GVI (3257 C/Sjt. G. Hammond. R. Hamps.)
George Hammond was born in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire. He attested for the Hampshire Regiment at Winchester in October 1890, and advanced to Corporal in January 1898. Hammond served with the Regiment in South Africa, January 1900 - September 1902, and advanced to Sergeant in January 1902. He advanced to Sergeant Instructor of Musketry the following month, and was posted to the Permanent Staff of the 5th Volunteer Battalion, Hampshire Regiment in June 1907.
Hammond was posted as Acting Sergeant Major to the 8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment in April 1908. He was appointed as Colour Sergeant Instructor in January 1911, and served in this capacity with the 2/8th (Isle of Wight Rifles, Princess Beatrice’s) Battalion from January 1915 until his commission as Lieutenant and Quarter Master in August of the same year.
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (5372 Pte W. Houghton, 2nd Hampshire Regt.);
KSA (2) (5372 Corpl: W. Houghton. Hamp: Regt.);
British War and Victory Medals, with MID (5372 A.W.O. Cl. 1. W. Houghton. Hamps. R.);
Army MSM GV (5372 C.S. Mjr - A.R.S. Mjr. W. Houghton 7/Hamps: R.)
MID London Gazette 21 February 1919 (Mesopotamia).
MSM London Gazette 23 September 1919 (Mesopotamia).
Wesley Houghton was a native of Southampton, Hampshire. He served during the Boer War with the 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Houghton advanced to Acting Regimental Sergeant Major, and served during the Great War attached to the 2/7th Battalion in the Mesopotamian theatre of war.