WELL-KNOWN IRISH CONVERT
"Brig.-Gen. Dayrell Talbot Hammond, C.13.. C.B.E., whose death has taken place at his residence at Corbally, Dunsany, County Meath, at the age of 85, was president of the Connaught Rangers Old Comrades' Association. So active was he at his age that he drilled the local Local Security Force (Home Guard) on most evenings of the week.
He joined the Rangers as a young man and served in the Kaffir and Zulu campaigns from 1877 to 1879. He was Major in the fourth battalion and in 1899 was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel. He saw service in the Great War, being Acting Quartermaster General in 1914 and he was appointed Brigadier-General in the following year.
He became a convert to the Catholic faith in 1887 and married a cousin of the late Lord Fingall, who survives. For many years General Hammond acted as Lord Dunsany's land agent, and he was one of the veterans in the hunts of the Irish North Midlands."