Cpl. James R. Hammond
"Cpl. James R. Hammond, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Hammond, of McKinney, was born January 18, 1888. He graduated from McKinney High School and later attended a school in St. Louis, where he took a special course in plumbing, He enlisted in September, 1917, and was assigned to Co. B, 26th Engineering Corps, and trained at Camp Dix. As a plumber he kept the water to the men at the front. Went into German territory one time to set a pump and had to fight the Germans back to set a pump for furnishing water to the men."
Colonel John McCrae, “Cpl. James R. Hammond,” McKinney Public Library Digital History, accessed June 5, 2023, https://mckinneylibrary.omeka.net/items/show/529.