Saturday, 17 October 2015

A couple of Yorkshire Hamers

Just discovered a couple of marriages in the York area from the late 18th century, as follows:

JOHN HAMER = ANN WARDON married at St. Crux Church, 31st Oct 1772
(St Crux church no longer exists)

ABRAHAM HAMER = MARY STOTT m Aug 25th 1750 at Holy trinity, Goodramgate.
(This church still exists - see below)

Holy Trinity Goodramgate has the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a small, secluded, leafy churchyard, with the Minster towering behind, tucked away behind Goodramgate - one of York’s busiest shopping streets. To visit, you pass through an 18th-century archway tacked on to buildings that served as artisans’ workshops in the 14th century. - See more at:

Hamer - WW2 Prisoners of War

I was looking at some prisoner of war records as my uncle, Harold Henry Hamer was a POW. So I sought to list all the Hamers who had also been taken prisoner in the 2nd World War. Here they all are:

I would love to find out more about them, particularly the escapees!

CAMP NO POW No. Camp Location SURNAME and Initials Rank Army No. Regt. or Corps
WW2 Mil. N. 89391 Marlag und Milan Nord (Milig) Hamer H Cook

Merchant Navy - Royal Crown

78 - Sulmona Escaped 9/12/1943 Hamer S Sergeant 23987 67th Medium Regiment

ESCAPED via SWITZ Hamer H Gunner 4077348 32nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery
WW2 Stalag Luft 6 394 Heydekrug Hamer F.A. Flight Sergeant

Royal Air Force
WW2 Stalag 11B 139227 Fallingbostel Hamer A.E. Sergeant Major 5248250 Royal Corps of Signals
WW2 4A 247636 Hohenstein Hamer D.L.S.  Driver T/230344 Royal Army Service Corps
WW2 Stalag 9C  617 Muhlhausen Hamer H Lance Corporal 1902030 Royal Engineers
WW2 Stalag 383 5906 Hohen Fels Hamer B Quarter Master Sergeant 1986704 Royal Engineers
WW2 17A 155231 Kaisersteinbruck bei Bruck (Leitha) Hamer A.E. Guardsman 2622027 Grenadier Guards
WW2 Stalag 4F 259693 Hartmansdorf Chemnitz Hamer J. L/Cpl 2659501 Coldstream Guards
WW2 344 17567 Lamsdorf Hamer J. Company Sergeant Major 2692706 Scots Guards
WW2 Stalag 20B 9651 Marienburg Hamer Harold Henry Guardsman 2734751 Welsh Guards
WW2 344 12752

Hamer J.  Fus. 3445342 Lan.F.
WW2 18A 9559 Wolfsberg (Karnten) Hamer J.  Private 3715428 Kings Own Royal Rgt.
WW2 4F 250245

Hamer R.H. Private 4131102 Ches.
WW2 Stalag 4C 262247 Wistritz bei Teplitz Hamer G. H. Private 4466766 Durham Light Infantry
WW2 11B 139227

Hamer A.E. Sgm 5248250 R.Sigs
WW2 Stalag 4A 260432 Hohenstein Hamer H.S. Private 6403933 Royal.Sussex
WW2 Stalag 4B 75451 Muhlberg (Elbe) Hamer M.P. Private 6921343 Army Air Corps.
WW2 Stalag 18A 2496 Wolfsberg (Karnten) Hamer G. Private 7616907 Royal Army Ordnance.Corps
WW2 Stalag 20B 11967 Marienburg Hamer W. Private 13014912 Pioneer Corps
WW2 Stalag 8C 82261 Kunau Kz Sprottau/Sagan Hamer K. Private 14417255 Black Watch