Cambridge District Scout Archive
‘Then came our first Camp at West Runton, never to-be-forgotten, in splendid weather; it was attended by the Long Stanton Troop, of which I became S-M. soon afterwards. Our second Camp there in 1914 was with S-M. A. D. HAMER of Queens’ (killed in the War, a week before the Armistice)’
‘War was declared three days after camp and he immediately offered for military service’
C T Woods
Captain Arthur D Hamer ( 1913), Northern Cyclist Battalion, attached to the Manchester Regiment. He was killed in action in the area between Valenciennes and Maubeuge 6th November 1918, aged 24. He is buried in Hargnies Communal Cemetery. France
It is not clear why he is labelled E Hamer not A (Arthur) D. C T Wood does not mention a brother in attendance nor are any of the other leaders unnamed.
JWR Archivist Jan 2019