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John HAMILTON

Regimental number1832
Place of birthAntrim, Co Antrim, Ireland
SchoolAntrim School, Antrim, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia32
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Mrs Lizzie McLean, 'Lismore', Windsor Avenue, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death48
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave NO. 36), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
124
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Antrim, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Militades', 7 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916; taken on strength of 24th Bn, 10 November 1916. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 21 November 1916; to Cooking School, 10 July 1917; rejoined from Cooking School, 26 July 1917.

Killed in action, 27 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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