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Harold HAMILTON

Regimental number1107
Place of birthBrighton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRailway porter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.5"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, I R Hamilton, Dunrobin Hank, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date30 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Maried Alice May ELLIOTT, spinster, aged 30, Weymouth Anglican Church, 9 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 24 December 1918 (gun shot wound, abdomen); disembarked Adelaide, 6 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 30 June 1919.

War service: 4 years 294 days (of which 4 years 111 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 May 1921
Age at death31
Place of burialNorth Brighton Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMILTON Harold

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