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Name: Oswald HANMER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Ordinary Seaman Initials: O Service No.: J/70233
Date of Birth : 01/04/1899 Place of Birth : Bishop Auckland, Co Durham. Age at Death: 19
Unit: HMS St George, Royal Navy.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 6 Dodsworth North, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Dysentery
Date of Death: Friday 26th July 1918
Place of Death: 4th General Hospital, Salonika, Greece.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Lambeth Road Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: Yes
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 10th August 1918.
Family Details:
Son of Thomas James and Elizabeth Hanmer (formerly of Shildon, Co. Durham) of 6 Dodsworth North, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Oswald enlisted in the Royal Navy for the duration of hostilities on 11th May 1917. He served at HMS Victory from May until October 1917. HMS St George from 8th October 1917 until the time of his death in hospital. His character and ability were given as very good.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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