Name: Elmer Russell HammondRank: Technical SergeantService Number: 31296150Service: 849th Bomber Squadron,490th Bomber Group, USAAFDate of Birth: December 6, 1923Place of Birth: Port Howe, Cumberland Co., Nova ScotiaDate of Enlistment:February 16, 1943Place of Enlistment:Boston, MassachusettsAddress at Enlistment:Hanson, Plymouth Co., Mass.Age at Enlistment:19 Height:5 feet, 11 ¾ inchesComplexion:Ruddy Hair Color:Brown Eye Color:HazelOccupation: Packing, filling, labeling, markingMarital Status: Single (at enlistment)Next of Kin:Abbie Hammond, motherDate of Death:January 5, 1945Age:21Cemetery: Fern Hill Cemetery, Hanson, Plymouth County, Mass.Elmer Russell Hammond was the son of Cecil Lawrence Rushton (born 1900) and Abbie Elzena Wood (1901-1993). His father was born in Springhill, in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. His mother was born also born in Cumberland Co., in Port Hood. His parents were married in May of 1923 in Springhill, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia.Elmer was only three when his mother immigrated to Massachusetts with him in July of 1926. Hi mother was separated from Cecil, and married Gilbert Wilson Hammond (1893-1963) on November 29, 1928, in Hanson, Plymouth Co., Mass. Gilbert Hammond was a veteran of the First World War. He served with the US Army’s Coast Artillery. Some time after the death of Elmer’s adopted father Gilbert in 1963, his mother remarried and became a Nordin.Elmer assumed his adopted father’s surname as his own. Elmer had a sister Miriam M. Hammond (1929–1929), and a brother Gilbert Wilson Hammond, Jr (1938–2012). Gilbert Junior served in the US Air Force. Elmer registered for the US Draft in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Mass. on June 30, 1942. At the time he was working at Wheeler Reflector Company (lighting) in Burrage (Hanson), Massachusetts.Elmer married Fostina Mae Wheeler (1924-2019) in Hanson on April 6, 1944.Technical sergeant Elmer Russell Hammond died January 5, 1945. The details of his death are not known, but it is recorded as non-battle related.Elmer was interred at the Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.