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John HAMILTON

Regimental number55157
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
Address10th Street, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.125"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Minnie Hamilton, 10th Street, Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 April 1918
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 10 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2423 Corporal James HAMILTON, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Orontes', 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 12 August 1918; allotted to 60th Bn reinforcements, 12 August 1918; moved out to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 2 October 1918; allotted to 8th Bn reinforcements, 2 October 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 5 October 1918; discharged to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 13 October 1918. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 22 November 1918, and marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre; moved into the field, 27 November 1918; taken on strength of 8th Bn, 2 December 1918; moved in from the field, 15 May 1918; marched into No 1 Group, Perham Downs, 24 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Suevic', 23 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 September 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 25 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

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