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Archibald HAMILTON

Regimental number5114
Place of birthBoness Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressCorrimal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs. A.C. Hamilton, 69 Philpingston Terrace, Bridgeness, Bonness, Scotland
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Splendid services as stretcher-bearer, showing fine courage and endurance. (Broonseinde Ridge 4 October 1917)'
Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

On the 4th October during the operations against the BROODSEINDE Ridge Pte Hamilton volunteered for service as a stretcher bearer although he had been badly shaken by shells bursting near him. Time after time he carried wounded men of this and other Battalions to the R.A.P. passing through the enemy barrage and over a ............to do so. His fine courage and endurance was witnessed by many to whom he set a magnificent example. When the trench held by his company was obliterated and the garrison had to be moved to the flanks he remained tending the wounded and he undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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