Born in Castle Hill, Whitchurch in 1879, the fourth son of Edward and Emma Hamer.
Husband of Ann Marie (nee Lewis) Hamer, of 13, Sherrymill Hill, father of Nellie, Alice, Polly and Richard.
Worked as a Labourer in the Iron foundry of W H Smith, before joining the Army in 1915.
Regiment : 7th (Service) Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 14322
Died of Wounds; France 27th May 1916 Age 37