THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
HAMMOND Arthur James
6/4053, Private, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France, May 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During our offensive he attacked single-handed an enemy machine-gun which was holding up our advance.  He shot two of the crew and closed with another one: the remainder of the crew surrendered

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Memorial Plaque

NOTES
Born 1 July 1894, Geraldine, NZ
Killed in Action 13 December 1917, France
Buried at Polygon Wood Cemetery, France