Phillip Hammond WX818

Hammond portrait World War II

PHILIP GEOFFREY HAMMOND WX 818 2nd/11th Battalion enlisted in 1939 at Northam, Western Australia. Philip fought in the Middle East in Palestine, Libya, Greece – where he was wounded, and Crete – where he lost his life. He was buried near Pavarole in Greece. Philip’s name is engraved on the Athens War Memorial of the Australian War Cemetery in Greece.

Philip was the brother of Theo Hammond and he farmed north of Dalgouring in Western Australia.

His name is engraved on the commemorative plaque at the front of the Beacon Men’s Shed.

Hammond post card WWII

Postcard with a photo of Philip Hammond in the centre with the words “Greetings from Palestine” surrounding as well as photos of exotic places visited in these foreign parts.

Hammond with friends WWII

Philip Hammond with friends. This photo was sent to his mother from Tel Aviv in 1941, the year he was killed. The message on the reverse side reads “Not on booze as there are only two bottles”.

Hammond medals WWII

Philip Hammond’s name is on the commemorative plaque which stands in front of the Men’s Shed at Beacon in Western Australia.

Pictured are Philip’s medals. From left to right:-

1939/45 Africa Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, and A.S.M.

Hammond scroll WWII

Commemorative Scroll issued to the family of Philip Hammond after he lost his life in battle.