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Joseph Ashitey Hammond

A Burma World War II veteran who seeks to commemorate my second world war colleagues, and create awareness and provide solutions to issues that confront society.


He, at a tender age of 16 years as a Private Soldier, saw action in the jungle of Myanmar (then known as Burma), during the second World War with the Advanced Base Workshop of the Gold Coast Regiment of the 82nd Division of the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF).On his return home and fired up by the battle experience, he joined his colleagues on the fateful day of 28 February 1948, attempting to present a petition to the Governor in Accra against unfulfilled war reparations. This culminated in the death of three of his colleagues (GC 3609 Sgt. Adjetey, GC 27819 Cpl. Attipoe and GC 37209 Pte. Odartey-Lamptey), a tragedy which hasten the Nation’s Independence Struggle.


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Core Functions : To identify societal problems, create awareness and provide the needed support for humanity.

Mission Statement : To provide humanity with adequate support through strategic awareness creation programmes.

Vision : To ensure humanity is well informed and supported for the betterment of their livelihood.
Conclusion: The Hammond Foundation aims to make the world a better place to live in.
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Joseph Hammond in conversation with Prince Andrew, Duke of York at Remembrance Festival.

The Queen of England has honoured Ghanaian second world war veteran Private Joseph Hammond for his efforts at raising funds to help frontline health workers in Africa fight the coronavirus.
He wanted the funds raised by walking to help the health workers purchase personal protection

Joseph Hammond in conversation with UK prime minister Boris Johnson.

NEW YORK | LONDON (IDN) – The UK government is coming under pressure to compensate and apologize to the last surviving African veterans who fought alongside white British soldiers in the Second World War that began 80 years ago and lasted six years.

Present his GUBA award to the president

The honour was conferred on him by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, on July 20 this year, following his  recent humanitarian efforts.
The war veteran, 95, in June this year, embarked on a two-kilometre walk a day for seven days to raise funds to support COVID-19 frontline workers and vulnerable veterans.
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