|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||Merbein, via Mildura, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Winnie Hamilton, Merbein, via Mildura, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected on grounds of being sole support of mother)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||60th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/77/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 55157 Pte John HAMILTON, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Shropshire', 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916; marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 21 November 1916.
Proceeded to France through Folkestone on SS 'Princess Clementine', 30 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 31 December 1916; moved into the field, 8 February 1917; taken on strength of 60th Bn, 10 February 1917.
Admitted to 5th Divisional Receiving Station, 18 February 1917 (pleurodynes); discharged to duty, 5 March 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 6 March 1917.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 June 1917 (trench fever); transferred to 5th Divisional Receiving Station, 13 June 1917; admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 June 1917; to Ambulance Train, 18 June 1917; admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 June 1917; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 23 June 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 27 June 1917; discharged to 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 7 August 1917; proceeded on leave to England, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 February 1918.
Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 26 June 1918 (impeligo); discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 24 September 1918; moved into the field, 13 October 1918; taken on strength of 59th Bn, 15 October 1918; granted leave to the United Kingdom, 29 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 December 1918; promoted to rank of Temporary Corporal, 24 March 1919; rank reverted to Private, 24 May 1919; moved in from the field, 24 May 1919. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 30 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, 31 May 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 31 May 1919.
Embarked Devonport on HT 'Bahara' and commenced return to Australia, 24 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 11 November 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||54|
|Place of burial||Mildura Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HAMILTON James|