HAMM, JEFFREY

1915 - 1992 from Wales


Camp teacher and fascist, was born in Ebbw Vale, Wales on 15 September 1915 to a farming family. He was educated at West Monmouth School and became a teacher. In 1934 he attended a Blackshirt rally and embraced fascism, visiting Nazi Germany in 1937. He became a Camp teacher in the Islands just after the outbreak of World War II, but within a few months was arrested at Port Sussex on a charge of spreading fascist views among the children he taught. He was held for some months on the Fennia in Stanley harbour and then sent to an internment camp in South Africa. After some war service in the Royal Armoured Corps, he re-entered street politics and became an effective orator in the anti-Semitic and racialist campaigns of the British Union Movement. He died on May 4 1992. Despite his violent views, his former pupils remember him as a pleasant teacher.

Authors

David Tatham