William Hamer

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details

Born: In 1868 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 21 May 1868 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the fifth of seven children born to Edward Hamer, a tailor, and his wife Emma. No marriage can be traced for William.

Residence: At the time of his baptism, his family lived at ‘Blue Gates’, High Street, Whitchurch. By 1881 they had moved to Castle Hill, Whitchurch. In 1901 he was a boarder at 18 Newtown Street, Whitchurch and in 1918 was living at 14 Newtown Street, Whitchurch.

Employment: He was a general labourer and in 1918 was employed by Sharps, the Butchers, of Whitchurch.

Died: In 1929 at Deermoss House, Whitchurch, aged 59, and was buried on 16 April the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps 

Rank: Private

Service Number: 440975

Date of Enlistment: 18 April 1918

Date of Discharge: 11 February 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

None awarded


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