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William Hammond 1914-1953
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 17:53 BST (UK) »
Has anyone any information about William Hammond who wrote the tune (Hammond) for the song/hymn In the Love of Jesus (words by Col Mrs Ivy Mawby.Salvation Army)
Just looking for some background to help in a small project I am currently working on.
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Re: William Hammond 1914-1953
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 June 20 22:20 BST (UK) »
Have you found him on the 1939 register
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Re: William Hammond 1914-1953
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 June 20 22:26 BST (UK) »
There is a remarkable lack of info about him online apart from the mention of the hymn

If he died in Derbyshire in 1953 he was William F Hammond

Birth on freebmd in 1914 Lambeth - mmn Edwards

Probate entry showing administration was granted to his widow Jean
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Re: William Hammond 1914-1953
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 June 20 22:36 BST (UK) »
If itís the right person - he married Jean Gilliver in 1946.  Probably the entry in Notts on the 1939 register
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Re: William Hammond 1914-1953
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 June 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks CaroleW
Something to start on.
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Re: William Hammond 1914-1953
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 June 20 12:38 BST (UK) »
Think it might well be the right one.  Found a reference via Google to a CD with that hymn on it by the Derby Singers.  1999 release but the conductor was surname Hammond (not William)
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Re: William Hammond 1914-1953
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 07 June 20 14:39 BST (UK) »
Looks very promising
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Re: William Hammond 1914-1953
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 07 June 20 17:57 BST (UK) »
I'm curious to know how you have William's birth and death years and yet you don't know anything about him.

What links William the composer of tunes to those dates?

Is he definitely British born?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire