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The entries for people & families with the surname Hamer are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Alfred Hamer [18??-19??]
Arnold Hamer [1897-1917]
Edward Hamer [1837-1861]
Emmanuel Hamer [1883-1917]
Ernest Hamer [18??-1917]
F. Hamer [18??-191?]
F. Hamer [1885-1918]
Fred Hamer [1903-1920]
Harry Hamer [1894-1958]
Heath Hamer [1882-1954]
Henry Hamer [18??-19??]
Henry Hamer [1856-1910]
J. Hamer [18??-19??]
Jack Hamer [1896-1918]
Joe Hamer [1885-1962]
John Hamer [1801-18??]
John Hamer [1885-1918]
John Edward Hamer [1859-1932]
John Edward Hamer [1877-1951]
Joseph Hamer [1898-1919]
Joseph Holdsworth Hamer [1867-1919]
Joshua Hamer [17??-17??]
Lewis Hamer [1899-1969]
Mark Hamer [1851-1910]
Nelson Hamer [1887-1953]
Samuel Hamer [1811-1875]
Samuel Hamer [1852-1899]
Samuel Henry Hamer [1860-1930]
Thomas Hamer [1871-1948]
William Hamer [1806-1886]


Hamer, Alfred
[18??-19??] DCM.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He served at Gallipoli. He was twice commended for gallantry. On 6th May 1915, he led a group of men during an attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and was awarded the DCM for conspicuous gallantry

Hamer, Arnold
[1897-1917] Son of Thomas Hamer.

Born in Greetland.

He was a member of West Vale Methodist Chapel & Sunday School / a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by Joseph Foster & Company, Bank Bottom, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [28th August 1916], and served as a Private with the 22nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was injured when a shell tore a piece of flesh from his arm, he carried on and was killed by another shell in front of Polygon Wood in the 3rd Battle of Ypres, whilst acting as No.2 on his gun [4th October 1917] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [154-159 & 163A], and on Elland War Memorial

Hamer, Edward
[1837-1861] He worked for Messrs Holroyd, power-loom makers at Gaol Lane, Halifax.

On 19th February 1861, he was killed when a new grindstone shattered and stuck him in the chest and abdomen. The stone – 6 ft in diameter and 1 ft in thickness – was being tested and run at maximum speed

Hamer, Emmanuel
[1883-1917] Son of Mark Hamer.

Born in Rishworth.

During World War I, he enlisted in Bury, Lancashire, and served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards.

He was killed in action [26th November 1917].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [2], and on the Memorial at Rishworth Independent Church

Hamer, Ernest
[18??-1917]

During World War I, he enlisted with the Royal Engineers, then served as a Private with the 710th Company Labour Corps.

He was killed in action [25th November 1917].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [11], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hamer, F.
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Hamer, F.
[1885-1918] Son of Millicent & James Hamer of Halifax.

He married Alice.

They lived at King Cross.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 26th November 1918 (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial

Hamer, Fred
[1903-1920] Son of John Edward Hamer.

Born in Halifax [2nd January 1903].

Baptised at St Stephen's Church, Copley [4th March 1903].

During World War I, he served as a Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy.

He died aboard the HMS Delft [24th May 1920].

The UK Royal Navy War Graves Roll records


Cause of Death:

Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action

 

He was buried at the Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland [8 A 8].

He is remembered on Copley War Memorial.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack lost his life

Hamer, Harry
[1894-1958] Son of John Edward Hamer.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Durham Light Infantry. He was a wireless operator at RAF Sydenham and RAF Long Kesh, Northern Ireland.

He was taken prisoner at Frederichfeld, Germany [October 1914].

He was awarded the Pip, Squeak & Wilfred.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War.

He applied for replacement medals whilst living at 22 Bromley's Buildings, Gibbet Street

Hamer, Heath
[1882-1954] Son of John Edward Hamer.

He was a corn miller [1911].

He may have served in the Second Boer War.

During World War I, he served with the Durham Light Infantry.

He was a POW in Hamel, Hanover, Germany [October 1914].

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War.

Hamer, Henry
[18??-19??] Quarry owner and stone merchant at Pinfold Quarries, Norland [1905]

Hamer, Henry
[1856-1910] Son of Samuel Hamer.

He was a weaver [1871] / a stone merchant [1899, 1901].

After the death of his brother Samuel, Henry took over at the Fleece, Barkisland and ran the pub from 1899 until at least 1908.

On 8th October 1882, he married Martha Sykes [1857-1943] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Herbert [1882-1953] who was a cattleman on farm [1901]
  2. Edith [1884-1926] who was a clerk in tavern [1901]

The family lived at The Fleece, Ripponden Old Bank [1901]

Hamer, J.
[18??-19??] Electric light and power engineer at 3 & 4 Horton Street and 26 Thomas Street, Halifax [1900]

Hamer, Jack
[1896-1918] Son of John Edward Hamer.

Baptised at St Paul's Church, King Cross [25th November 1896].

He was a worsted spinner [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [21st March 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Copley War Memorial, and on the Copley Roll of Honour.

His brothers also served in the War, and Fred lost his life

Hamer, Joe
[1885-1962] Son of John Edward Hamer.

He was a worsted oiler [1901] / a miller [1911].

During World War I, he served with the Durham Light Infantry.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War.

Hamer, John
[1801-18??] Born in Barkisland.

He was a fancy woollen weaver [1851].

Around 1827, he married Elizabeth [1797-18??].


Elizabeth was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Richard [b 1827] who was a wool comber [1851]
  2. Mary [b 1830] who was a hand loom weaver (serge) [1851]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1833] who was a power loom weaver (serge) [1851]

The family lived at 509 Sowood, Stainland 1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were lodger Abraham Aspinall and grandson Benjamin Hamer [b 1849]

Hamer, John
[1885-1918] Son of Millicent & James Hamer of Halifax.

He was a dyer's labourer with W. H. Smithson.

He married Alice.

They lived at King Cross Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of influenza in Mussorie, India [26th November 1918] (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hamer, John Edward
[1859-1932] Son of William Hamer, corn miller.

Born in Warley.

He was a corn miller of Skircoat [1879] / a corn miller [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

On 9th August 1879, he married Emma Jane Taylor Heath [1860-1933] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma Jane, of Skircoat, was born in Torpoint, Cornwall, the daughter of William Heath, sailor
 

Children:

  1. William [1880-1929] who was a corn miller [1901]
  2. Mary Harriet [1880-1965] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  3. Heath
  4. Joe
  5. Nelson
  6. Edward Harold [1890-1956] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]
  7. Ada [1892-1893]
  8. Harry
  9. Jack
  10. Lewis
  11. Fred

The 9 oldest children were baptised at St Paul's Church, King Cross, the others were baptised at St Stephen's Church, Copley.

The family lived at

  • Wilsons Buildings, Wakefield Road, Skircoat [1881]
  • 7 Washer Lane, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 89 & 90 Railway Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 30 Copley Hall Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Most of the sons served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives

Hamer, John Edward
[1877-1951] Born in King Cross.

He was a postman [1907, 1911].

In [Q2] 1907, he married Annie Winterbottom in Halifax

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1904]
  2. John Edward [b 1909]
  3. Edith A [b 1910]

The family lived at Mount Pleasant, Ripponden [1911]

Hamer, Joseph
[1898-1919] Son of Joseph Holdsworth Hamer

Born in Greetland.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the C/331st Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died in Elland [23rd February 1919] (aged 20).

He was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [142A]

Hamer, Joseph Holdsworth
[1867-1919] In Q1/1888, he married either Ellen Bryant or Phoebe Ruberry in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ethel [1890-1923]
  2. Nellie [1893-1942]
  3. Joseph Hamer
  4. Mary [1899-1912]

He died 28th January 1919 (aged 52) 

He & other members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Hamer, Joshua
[17??-17??] Of Hamer Hall, Rochdale.

He was a Lieutenant-Colonel.

In 17??, he married Catharine Royds.

Children:

  1. Harriet [17??-1857] who married Captain Marcus Worsley

Hamer, Lewis
[1899-1969] Son of John Edward Hamer.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1917] and was in training before joining (probably) the Royal Flying Corps.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War.

Hamer, Mark
[1851-1910] Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton twiner & farmer [1891].

In [Q1] 1877, he married Mary Ellen Smith [1852-1922] in Halifax.


Mary Ellen was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Monimia [b 1875] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1861]
  2. Harry [b 1876] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1891]
  3. Ammon [b 1879]
  4. Lillian [b 1880]
  5. Emmanuel
  6. Mark [b 1886]

The family lived at Barrett Hill Farm, Soyland [1891].

Mark & Mary Ellen both died in Littleborough

Hamer, Nelson
[1887-1953] Son of John Edward Hamer.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / a cart driver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Army Service Corps.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War.

Hamer, Samuel
[1811-1875] He was innkeeper & farmer of 12 acres [1871] / landlord of the Fleece, Barkisland [1860-1875].

On 20th December 1839, he married Nancy Jackson [1820-1892] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Richard [1841-1918]
  2. Sarah [1843-1932]
  3. Elizabeth [1845-1932]
  4. Ellen [1848-1914] who was a cotton reeler [1871]
  5. Alfred [1851-1934]
  6. Samuel
  7. Henry

Samuel died 4th May 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100 to Nancy.

After his death, Nancy took over at the Fleece until her death.

Nancy died 23rd September 1892.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £133 10/3d to son Samuel.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1892.

After (or shortly before) her death, son Samuel took over and ran the pub until his death in 1899

Hamer, Samuel
[1852-1899] Son of Samuel Hamer.

He was a weaver [1871] / a farm labourer [1891].

In 1892, after the deaths of his parents, Samuel took over at the Fleece, Barkisland and ran the pub until his death.

He died 4th December 1899.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,832 12/5d to his brother Henry.

After his death, his brother Henry took over at the Fleece and ran the pub from 1899 until at least 1908

Hamer, Samuel Henry
[1860-1930] Born in Horsforth.

An engineer and owner of an iron works in Range Lane, Halifax which was established in 1888. The factory specialised in making lathe-chucks. He was a tool maker (employer) [1911].

He was a member of Harrison Road Congregational Church.

He was the instigator – and one of the founder members – of the Halifax Antiquarian Society. A preliminary meeting of the Society was held at his home on 12th November 1900.

He was a trustee of the Mary Farrar Trust.

In 1913, he was one of the subscribers to The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

He was a numismatist and had a large collection of tokens. He wrote many articles about tokens for the Halifax Antiquarian Society

On 12th June 1886, he married Vina Jowett [1858-19??] from Halifax. Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Maria [b 1888] who was a milliner [1911]
  3. Phyllis [b 1895] who was a tailoress [1911]

The family lived at Bleak House, Boothtown [1911].

Hamer, Thomas
[1871-1948] Son of Edward Hamer, cloth fuller.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cloth finisher of Elland [1895] / a woollen cloth finisher [1901] / a cloth finisher [1911].

In 1895, he married Ada Moss [1868-1926] at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale.


Ada, of West Vale, was born in Mirfield, the daughter of Joshua Moss, engineer
 

Children:

  1. Arnold
  2. Harry [b 1900]
  3. Arthur [b 1902]
  4. Norris [b 1908]
  5. Phyllis Mary [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • Stainland Road, Greetland [1901]
  • 19 Saddleworth Road, Elland [1911]
  • 13 Bath Street, Elland [1917]

Hamer, William
[1806-1886] Born in Barkisland

He was a carpet weaver.

On 3rd January 1831, he married Susey Priestley [1808-1868] in Halifax.


Susey was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1834] who married Joseph Lightowler

Susey died 23rd February 1868.

William died 25th May 1886.

William & Susey were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [2 FF 31]

 

Hamer surname
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hamer, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hamer:


Marriage 1824
 




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