Born, 4 April 1894, and resident Cardiff, enlisted Carmarthen, baptised 19 February 1896 – St Andrew, Cardiff. Son of the late John and Sarah Hamer; husband of the late Rose Hamer, married 1914, Cardiff, she died 1917, in Cardiff. Formerley 5412, Pembrokeshire Yeomanry. In 1901 he attended Marlborough Road Primary School (boys), Roath, Cardiff, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1904 he attended Albany Road School (boys), Roath, Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff.