Biography

Birth date: 15 February 1905
Birth place: Australia: Western Australia, Southern Cross
Death date: 10 March 1961
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brighton
Final rank: Major General
Service number: VX24325 - Second World War, 1939-1945
3107396 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 15th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 15th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 15th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: 15th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

003943

1940-11. L-R: CAPT. C. LONG, LT. R. SKINNER, MAJOR HAMMER, AND CAPT. WARDEN, AT DINNER GIVEN BY THE PRESBYTERIAN LADIES' ASSOCIATION, SEYMOUR.

003943

003944

1940-11. L-R: CAPT. HUDSON, LT. YOUNKEN, CAPT. LONG, CAPT. SKINNER, MAJOR HAMMER, CAPT. KENT, AND CAPT. WARDEN AT A DINNER GIVEN BY THE PRESBYTERIAN LADIES ASSOCIATION, SEYMOUR.

003944

003953

1941-09. SOMEWHERE AT SEA. CAPT. MADDEN, MAJOR HAYES, MAJOR HAMMER, CAPT. FARNINGTON, CAPT. O'BRIEN, MAJOR SCRIVENER, MAJOR BRIGGS, MAJOR SMITH MAJOR GIBSON, CAPT. CARRUTHERS. (NEGATIVE BY R. WILLIAMS).

003953

024748

TEL EL EISA, EGYPT. 1942-08-01. LIEUTENANT COLONEL H.H. HAMMER, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/48TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION (RIGHT) AND CAPTAIN D. BRYANT, OFFICER COMMANDING "C" COMPANY OF THE BATTALION, (NEXT) LEAVING "C" COMPANY COOKHOUSE AFTER DISCUSSING RATIONS WITH THE COOKS, AT COMPANY...

024748

023881

TRIPOLI, SYRIA. 1942-03. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 2/48TH INFANTRY BATTALION, LIEUTENANT COLONEL H.H. HAMMER AND HIS ADJUTANT, CAPTAIN G.S. EDMUNDS WATCHING A PARADE OF NCOS DURING A SPECIAL CADRE BEING CONDUCTED WITHIN THE BATTALION.

023881

062906

DUMPU, NEW GUINEA. 1944-01-16. THE 58/59TH INFANTRY BATTALION CEREMONIAL CHURCH PARADE IN PROGRESS AT THE UNIT HEADQUARTERS. ATTENDING THE PARADE WERE VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G. A. VASEY, CB., CBE., DSO., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, AND VX24325 BRIGADIER H. H. HAMMER, DSO., COMMANDING 15TH...

062906

062907

DUMPU, NEW GUINEA. 1944-01-16. THE 58/59TH INFANTRY BATTALION CEREMONIAL CHURCH PARADE IN PROGRESS AT THE UNIT HEADQUARTERS. ATTENDING THE PARADE WERE VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G.A. VASEY CB., CBE., DSO., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, AND VX24325 BRIGADIER H. H. HAMMER, DSO., COMMANDING 15TH...

062907

052488

ATHERTON, QLD. 1943-06-14. GUESTS AROUND A TABLE AT SUPPER TIME DURING A DANCE HELD BY THE 26TH BRIGADE, AT THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE CANTEEN SERVICE OFFICERS CLUB. SHOWN: LIEUTENANT COLONEL H. H. HAMMER DSO, (1); CAPTAIN CUDLIP (2); LIEUTENANT H. TRELOAR (3); VX34544 LIEUTENANT MCINTOSH (4); AND...

052488

074020

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-18. VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, CONDUCTING A TEST FOR OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED A TACTICAL EXERCISE AT BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS.

074020

074022

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-18. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX14600 LIEUTENANT L.S.B. TALBOT (1); V112180 CAPTAIN S.R. HEDLEY (2); DX852 MAJOR R.L. HUGHES (3); VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER (4); VX104157 CAPTAIN T.A. MOLOMBY...

074022

074024

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-18. VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER, OUTSIDE HIS QUARTERS AT HEADQUARTERS, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE.

074024

074373

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-27. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX112187 CAPTAIN L.J. BRENCHLEY (1); VX124327 CAPTAIN J.R. CLEARY (2); VX104157 CAPTAIN T.A. MOLOMBY (3); VX24235 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER (4); SX649 CAPTAIN T.J....

074373

074374

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-27. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX112187 CAPTAIN L.J. BRENCHLEY (1); VX124327 CAPTAIN J.R. CLEARY (2); VX104157 CAPTAIN T.A. MOLOMBY (3); VX24235 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER (4); SX649 CAPTAIN T.J....

074374

074375

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-27. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. THEY ARE:- VX24235 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER (1); VX104157 CAPTAIN T.A. MOLOMBY (2); SX649 CAPTAIN T.J. SCHMEDJE, MC, (3); QX6359 CAPTAIN V.C. THOMAS (4).

074375

074376

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-27. VX24235 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE.

074376

074468

MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-07-02. VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H.HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) INSPECTING PERSONNEL OF THE 24TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX113767 LIEUTENANT A.H. BROADHEAD (2); PRIVATE FALCONER (3); CORPORAL FISK (4); CORPORAL HARKNESS (5).

074468

074469

MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-07-02. VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) TAKES THE SALUTE ON HIS ARRIVAL FOR HIS INSPECTION OF PERSONNEL OF THE 24TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX107369 CAPTAIN F.L.R. SHARP, 15TH FIELD AMBULANCE (2); VX57 MAJOR...

074469

074471

MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-07-02. PERSONNEL OF A COMPANY, 24TH INFANTRY BATTALION GIVE "EYES RIGHT" TO VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE DURING THE MARCH PAST AT THE CONCLUSION OF HIS INSPECTION OF THE UNIT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX57165 LIEUTENANT C.J. EGAN...

074471

070160

DUMPU, NEW GUINEA. 1944-02-06. NX231 BRIGADIER FRED O. CHILTON DSO (1), 18TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, AT THE DEDICATION SERVICE OF THE DUMPU WAR CEMETERY WITH VX9 MAJOR-GENERAL G.A. VASEY CB CBE DSO (2), GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER DSO (3), COMMANDING OFFICER OF...

070160

077063

BOUGAINVILLE, 1944-11-21. MAJOR GENERAL O. GRISWOLD, COMMANDING GENERAL XIV CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY (2) TAKING THE SALUTE AS AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN FLAGS WERE BROKEN AT THE SALUTING BASE DURING THE MARCH PAST OF THE 7TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX38969 MAJOR-GENERAL W....

077063

077074

BOUGAINVILLE, 1944-11-21. VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING 15TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE (1), MAJOR-GENERAL ARNOLD, COMMANDING GENERAL, AMERICAL DIVISION UNITED STATES ARMY (2); VX38969 MAJOR-GENERAL W. BRIDGEFORD, CBE, MC, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD AUASTRALIAN DIVISION (3)...

077074

080834

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-24. VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, AT WORK.

080834

078706

BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND. 1945-01-26. VX38969 MAJOR-GENERAL W. BRIDGEFORD, CBE, MC, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD DIVISION (2) ACCOMPANIED BY VX24235 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) AND VX112242 LIEUTENANT D.G. WRIGHT, AIDE DE CAMP TO THE GENERAL OFFICER...

078706

078711

BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND. 1945-01-26. VX38969 MAJOR-GENERAL W. BRIDGEFORD, CBE, MC, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD DIVISION (2) TAKING THE SALUTE AS TROOPS OF HEADQUARTERS, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE PASS THE SALUTING BASE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL IS:- VX24235 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER,...

078711

078712

BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND. 1945-01-26. VX38969 MAJOR-GENERAL W. BRIDGEFORD, CBE, MC, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD DIVISION, ACCOMPANIED BY VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER, LEAVING THE PARADE GROUND AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING'S INSPECTION OF THE 15TH...

078712

090235

BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-04-03. BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, COMMANDER 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE (5), WITH BRIGADE STAFF OFFICERS AT HEADQUARTERS 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE. (FOR IDENTIFICATION OF 20 NAMED PERSONNEL REFER TO PROVISIONAL CAPTION OR NAME INDEX).

090235

090236

BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-04-03. BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, COMMANDER 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE (3), AND SOME OF HIS OFFICERS AT HEADQUARTERS 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- CAPTAIN F.D. WRAY (1); MAJOR H.G. ROBSON (2); CAPTAIN S. HOSKING (4).

090236

080187

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-07-07. VX24235 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, AT HEADQUARTERS 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE.

080187

084881

RAVENSHOE, QLD. 1944-12-21. BRIGIDER H H HAMMER, COMMANDER 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE, 11 DIVISION, (1), WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL K C C LAHEY, ASSISTANT ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL 7 DIVISION, (2), TWO OF THE GUESTS AT THE 9 DIVISION GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING'S CHRISTMAS PARTY HELD AT "A" MESS, HQ...

084881

084883

RAVENSHOE, QLD. 1944-12-21. OFFICERS WITH MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE AT THE 9 DIVISION GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING'S CHRISTMAS PARTY HELD AT "A" MESS, HQ 9 DIVISION. COMMANDING OFFICERS FROM NEIGHBOURING UNITS AND MEMBERS OF THE 2/6 GENERAL HOSPITAL AND THE 2/2 CASUALTY CLEARING...

084883

084344

MAPEE, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-18. MAJOR GENERAL A J BOASE, (1), ACCOMPANIED BY BRIGADIER H H HAMMER, COMMANDER 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE, (2), AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL D R BRUMMITT, CO 15 FIELD AMBULANCE, (3), INSPECTS 15 FD AMB TROOPS.

084344

084345

MAPEE, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-18. MAJOR GENERAL A J BOASE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, (2), ACCOMPANIED BY BRIGADIER H H HAMMER, COMMANDER 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE, (1), RETURNS TO THE SALUTING BASE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE BRIGADE INSPECTION. LIEUTENANT COLONEL R WADE, (3);...

084345

084351

MAPEE, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-18. MAJOR GENERAL A J BOASE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 11 DIVISION, (1), TAKING THE SALUTE AS 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE MEMBERS MARCH PAST. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL L R WADE, (2); BRIGADIER H H HAMMER, (3); LT- COL A P CHAPMAN, (4).

084351

084362

MAPEE, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-18. MAJOR GENERAL A J BOASE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 11 DIVISION, (1); WITH BRIGADIER H H HAMMER, (2), AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL A P CHAPMAN, ASSISTANT ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, 11 DIVISION, (3), AFTER THE PARADE.

084362

084363

MAPEE, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-18. MAJOR GENERAL A J BOASE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 11 DIVISION, (1), AND BRIGADIER H H HAMMER, (2), WITH A LOCAL FARMER, (3), AT THE CONCLUSION OF A PARADE HELD AT HQ 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE. THE FARMER LODGED A COMPLAINT THAT HIS FENCE WIRES WERE...

084363

093638

HONGORAI RIVER, BOUGAINVILLE, 1945-07-04. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA (1), SPEAKING TO BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER (2), AND BRIGADIER W.B. SIMPSON (3), WHILE VISITING HEADQUARTERS 3 DIVISION TROOPS IN FORWARD AREAS.

093638

093679

HONGORAI RIVER, BOUGAINVILLE, 1945-07-04. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA (4), TALKING TO TROOPS OF 24 INFANTRY BATTALION DURING HIS INSPECTION OF THE 3 DIVISION AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE (6); BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, OFFICER COMMANDING...

093679

096991

Major General W Bridgeford, General Officer Commanding 3rd Division, accompanied by Brigadier H H Hammer, Commander 15th Infantry Brigade, congratulating winners of the Mention in Despatches award. The presentation of awards and march past by 15th Infantry Brigade took place at Gloucester Park.

096991

096992

Major General W Bridgeford, General Officer Commanding 3rd Division, accompanied by Brigadier H H Hammer, Commander 15th Infantry Brigade, congratulating winners of the Mention in Despatches award. The presentation of awards and march past by 15th Infantry Brigade took place at Gloucester Park.

096992

096994

TOROKINA, BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-09-24. A GENERAL VIEW OF TROOPS OF 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE ON PARADE AT GLOUCESTER PARK AT A PRESENTATION OF AWARDS AND MARCH PAST CEREMONY ATTENDED BY MAJOR GENERAL W. BRIDGEFORD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3 DIVISION AND BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, COMMANDER 15 INFANTRY...

096994

097321

Group portrait of officers of 58/59 Infantry Battalion with Brigadier H H Hammer, Commander 15 Infantry Brigade. Identified, back row, left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) D A Hogan; Captain (Capt) A E Davey; Lt C E Hanna; Lt R C Balzer; Lt H J C Walker; Lt A B Ball; Lt N H Kelly; NX113231 Lt Donald...

097321

097323

Group portrait of officers (without hats) of 58/59 Infantry Battalion with Brigadier (Brig) H H Hammer CBE DSO, Commander 15 Infantry Brigade. Identified, back row, left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) D A Hogan; Captain (Capt) A E Davey; Lt C E Hanna; Lt R C Balzer; Lt H J C Walker; Lt A B Ball; Lt N H...

097323

024975

OFFICERS CHATTING AFTER A PARADE AT MAIN HEADQUARTERS, 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AT WHICH OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE DIVISION WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED DECORATIONS FOR GALLANTRY IN THE RECENT OPERATIONS, WERE PRESENTED WITH THE RIBBON OF THEIR DECORATION BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD,...

024975

074932

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-07-25. VX24325 BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) WELCOMING THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 7TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, TX2002 BRIGADIER J. FIELD, DSO, ED, (2); WHOSE UNIT IS TAKING OVER FROM THE 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE.

074932

084342

MAPEE, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-18. MAJOR GENERAL A J BOASE, (1), ACCOMPANIED BY CAPTAIN L J HOCKING, (2), INSPECTING B COY, 57/60 INFANTRY BATTALION TROOPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL G R WARFE, (3); BRIGADIER H H HAMMER, (4); STAFF SERGEANT KIRK, (5); SERGEANT J...

084342

084343

MAPEE, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-12-18. MAJOR GENERAL A J BOASE, (7), ACCOMPANIED BY CAPTAIN E M GRIFF, (6), INSPECTS D COY, 57/60 INFANTRY BATTALION TROOPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- CAPTAIN D G SPINK, (2); LIEUTENANT COLONEL G R WARFE, (3); BRIGADIER H H HAMMER, (5); STAFF SERGEANT L...

084343

127974

A CONFERENCE OF OFFICERS AT GWAIBOLOM, NEW GUINEA, ON 1943-07-25. LEFT TO RIGHT:- MAJOR G. R. WARFE (O.C. 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY); BRIGADIER H. H. HAMMER (COMMANDING THE 15TH BRIGADE); LIEUTENANT COLONEL P. D. STARR (C.O. 58TH/59TH BATTALION); AND MAJOR B. H. TRAVERS, (HAMMER'S...

127974

093670

HONGORAI RIVER, BOUGAINVILLE, 1945-07-04. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA (1) WITH MAJOR-GENERAL W. BRIDGEFORD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (2), BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, COMMANDING OFFICER 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE (3) AND BRIGADIER N.W. SIMPSON, COMMANDING OFFICER,...

093670

090026

BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-03-24. GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (1), ACCOMPANIED BY BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, COMMANDER 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE (2), AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL S.G. SAVIGE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2 CORPS (3), AT THE HEADQUARTERS 15...

090026

091853

BOUGAINVILLE, 1945-05-12. LT-GEN V.A.H. STURDEE, GOC FIRST ARMY (1), BEING GREETED BY BRIG H.H. HAMMER, COMD 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE (2), ON ARRIVAL AT HQ 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE WHEN VISITING BRIGADE TROOPS IN THE PURIATA RIVER REGION. LT-GEN S.G. SAVIGE, GOC 2 CORPS (3), IS IN REAR OF JEEP.

091853

091857

BOUGAINVILLE, 1945-05-12. LT-GEN V.A.H. STURDEE, GOC FIRST ARMY (1), HAS ENEMY POSITIONS EXPLAINED TO HIM ON THE MAP BY BRIG H.H. HAMMER, COMD 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE (2), DURING HIS VISIT TO HQ 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE AND THE PURIATA RIVER AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- MAJ-GEN W. BRIDGEFORD, GOC 3...

091857

090027

BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-03-24. GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (3), AMONG SENIOR OFFICERS ATTENDING THE SEMI FINAL OF THE 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE INTER-UNIT FOOTBALL COMPETITION AT HEADQUARTERS 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:-...

090027

092948

BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (3), BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER, COMMAND 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) AND LIEUTENANT GENERAL S.G. SAVIGE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2 CORPS (2), EXAMINING ENEMY DISPOSITIONS ON THE MAP....

092948

091858

BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-05-12. LIEUTENANT GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING FIRST ARMY (1), WITH SENIOR OFFICERS, LOOKING AT BATTLE MAP AT HIRU HIRU, DURING HIS VISIT TO HEADQUARTERS 15 INFANTRY BRIGADE AND THE PURIATA RIVER AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- BRIGADIER H.H. HAMMER,...

091858

073861

MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-15. SENIOR OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE ENJOYING A GAME WITH SQUASH RACQUETS AT SIAR PLANTATION. LEFT TO RIGHT: VX24325 BRIGADIER H. H. HAMMER DSO, COMMANDING OFFICER, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE; VX108232 LIEUTENANT COLONEL R. R. MARSTON DSO, ED, COMMANDING...

073861

Private Record

Film

Parade at Watsonia

The 4th and 15th Australian Infantry Brigades prepare for march at Watsonia, Victoria. 3107396 (VX24325) Brigadier Heathcote Howard (Sledge) Hammer DSO, speaking to an Army journalist. Sergeant Gregory speaking to soldier wearing a Military Medal decoration.

F07120

We were ANZACs

Opens with the title " The Shell Company is proud to present this film record of a national TV Programme produced at the studios of ATN Channel 7 Sydney. Produced by Brett Porter. Written and presented by Frank Legg. An ATN Channel Production made with the co-operation of The Shell Film Unit...

F10032

Wau - Salamaua (Anzac TV series)

Wau - Salamaua (Anzac TV series)

F10034-03

Assault on Salamaua

15 Brigade Headquarters at Missim showing VX33 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Henry George Guinn of East Malvern VIC, in conference with his staff. Soldier moves to forward Bren Gun position overlooking the Japanese held village of Orodubi 240 yards away. VX111772 Sgt Ronald Patrick Farrelly 58/59...

F01866

Sound

"24th Battalion (AIF), souvenir record".

Side 1: 1. "Moray Firth" (march); 2. "Regimental March History" (narration); 3. "Wild Colonial Boy" (march). Side 2: 1. "Eulogy" (narration); 2. "Moray Firth" (march-repeat) 3. Epilogue (narration).

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Timeline

Date of birth 1905-02-15 Southern Cross, WA.
Date commissioned 1926-02-25 Lieutenant, 8th Battalion.
Date promoted 1935-02-25 Appointed captain.
Other 1936-07-03 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1937-01-26 17th Machine Gun Regiment.
Date promoted 1939-01-09 Appointed major.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-06-08 Enlisted in the 2nd AIF.
Other units 1940-06-14 Headquarters 1 Australian Corps.
Other units 1940-07-01 7th Division Cavalry Regiment.
Other units 1940-08-01 Seconded Headquarters Australian General Base Depot.
Other 1940-10-13 Arrived Middle East.
Other units 1940-11-02 Attached 16th Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
Other 1940-11-20 - 1940-12-21 Course Middle East Tactical School.
Other units 1941-01-21 Commanding officer (temporary) Depot Battalion.
Other units 1941-01-21 Seconded AIF Middle East reinforcements S Depot.
Other units 1941-03-05 Brigade major Headquarters 16th Brigade.
Other 1941-05 Arrived Middle East.
Other 1941-06-14 Course Middle East Combined Training Centre.
Other units 1942-01-08 - 1943-06-18 Lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/48th Battalion.
Date wounded 1942-10-31 Wounded in action - gun shot wound right cheek.
Other 1942-11-09 Returned to unit.
Date of honour or award 1943-01-16 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Date returned to Australia 1943-02-25 Returned to Melbourne.
Other units 1943-06-18 Temporary brigadier, commander 15th Brigade.
Other 1943-06-25 Arrived New Guinea.
Other units 1943-11-23 Attached Headquarters 29th Brigade.
Date of honour or award 1944-05-01 Bar to Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Date returned to Australia 1944-06-27 Returned to Townsville.
Date promoted 1944-10-24 Appointed colonel (retains rank of temporary brigadier).
Other 1944-11-16 Arrived Bougainville.
Date returned to Australia 1944-11-24 Returned to Townsville.
Other 1944-12-30 Arrived Bougainville.
Date of honour or award 1945-07-20 Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Date returned to Australia 1945-10-01 Returned to Brisbane.
Other 1945-11-29 Reserve of Officers.
Date of honour or award 1947-03-06 Mention in Despatches.
Other units 1953-01-01 Command 2nd Armoured Brigade.
Other units 1956-07-02 Temporary major general command 3rd Division.
Other 1959-07-01 Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 1961-03-10
Other c 1941-03-20 Arrived Greece.