Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Ghanaian WWII Veteran Private Joseph Hammond

Private Hammond, Ghanaian World War II Veteran Fundraiser (image via /Guba Foundation TV )

Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated Ghanaian World War II veteran, Private Joseph Hammond who walked to raise funds for COVID-19 support.

The 94-year-old Queen honored the 95-year-old veteran by awarding him with the Commonwealth Point of Light Award – he is one of only 144 Commonwealth citizens to have received this award.

His honor also came with a private letter and a donation to his fund raising efforts from the heir to the British Throne, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.

Private Joseph Hammond walked two miles (3.2km) a day for a week in May, raising $35,000 for frontline health workers and veterans in Africa.

He was inspired by Britians Capt Moore, who completed 100 laps of his garden in the run-up to his 100th birthday in April 2020, raising more than £32m for NHS charities.

Pte Hammond was drafted into the Royal West African Frontier Force at the age 16.

Congrats, Pte Hammond.


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