|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|School||Bellabonston Academy, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Father, George Hamilton, 4 Milford Avenue, Dum Creek Glasgow, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Served two years in Army Service Corps. Chatham and Malta (about 1904)|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Arrived in Australia, 1910|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||37|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44), 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: George and Jane HAMILTON, 48 Hazelwood, Dunbrick, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Family/military connections||"Brother; Jack was the M.C. in Palistine - alive". Details from Father.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Appointed lance corporal, 19 December 1914.
Taken on strength, 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 4 June 1915.
Reported missing, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.
Court of Inquiry, held in the field, 6 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HAMILTON James|