Hamer, John –

Son-in-Law of Mrs. O’Neill, of 69, Union Street, Bolton, Lancashire, and formerly of 50, Leicester Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted January 1915. Caught aged 23 as an absentee from Devonport since 31/12/1915 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 04/01/1916 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/26). Wounded at Gallipoli.

Personal details

  • Surname: Hamer
  • Forename: John
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 6th (Regular Reserve) Battalion.
  • Service number: 21257
  • Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 22/01/1915 14/04/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7f 6f*

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