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Date of Birth
Date of Death
6 Sep 1919
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War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
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Soldier or Civilian
Jesse Bertran Hammett was born in 1895 in Luton to Walter & Emily.
In 1911 he is 16 years old & living at 169 Park street with his parents, bother Cyril 13, his brother-in-law Frederick Harding & they have a lodger Robert Chivers.
Jesse is working as an order boy in the hat trade. His brother-in-law is a clerk & his mother is a machinist, also in the hat trade. His father & lodger are general labourers in the building trade.
On 20th January 1915 Jesse joined the Royal Engineers as a driver, then was sent to France.
He was demobilized in August of 1919 but sadly died six weeks later on 6th September 1919 of pneumonia at his home 11 Essex Street.
His wife Kate took receipt of the British War & Victory Medals he had earned, in March 1922, but it appears that she did not receive any financial help as she had written to the Royal Engineers record office in Chatham in 1920 stating the fact.