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Frank Hepburn HAMILTON

Regimental number2153
Place of birthPanmure Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBarman
AddressRoyal Hotel, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, David Hamilton, Royal Hotel, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Mont St.Quentin on 1 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'At MT. ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE on 1st September, 1918, this soldier acted as a Battalion Runner, and throughout displayed courage and determination in a marked degree. Frequently all other means of communication were destroyed by shell fire and runners had to be used, and it often fell to HAMILTON'S lot to carry a message through a heavy enemy barrage. On six occasions he took messages through the village, which was continually under heavy shell fire. At all times he was a cheerful volunteer for any runs however dangerous, and he was always quick and reliable. At DOMPIERRE on August 28th he behaved with conspicuous bravery. On several occasions he took messages through the village, which was continually under heavy shell fire. His courage was of a very high order and his work most valuable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Date of death4 April 1941
Place of burialYallourn Cemetery

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