|Place of birth||Red Hall Cottage, Stare Shotto Lanarkshore, Scotland|
|School||Dyke Road, Shotto, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||22|
|Address||Hayley Street, Lithgow, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||William Hamilton, 9 Farm Buildings, Stane, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Royal Scots Territorials|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Corps Orders
"The Lieut. General Commanding is glad to place on record the gallant conduct of the men named below, who on three successive nights crept out and occupied a detached crater, actually connected with the enemy's position by a communication trench, denying the crater to the enemy, and inflicting loss on him, without casualties to themselves."
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||"My brother was a good shot and won several prizes at Rifle Range shooting in the Royal Scots . Was also mentioned in despatches for excellent conduct on Battle Field." Details from Sister.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||27|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 21), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Marion HAMILTON, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Appointed corporal, 11 March 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Appointed sergeant, 29 April 1915.
Reported wounded and missing, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.
Court of Inquiry, held in the field, 3 November 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HAMILTON John|