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Robert George Mort HAMILTON

Regimental number1016
Place of birthDalby, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoura, Banana via Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Hamilton, Moura, Banana via Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his platoon in an attack with remarkable dash, and personally captured an enemy machine gun and its team, who were holding up our advance. When the objective was reached, he took command as the company commander was wounded, and completed the consolidation. His example was felt throughout the whole company, and he materially contributed to the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Discharge date21 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, left foot); transferred to Tigne Hospital, Malta, 4 May 1915; to Egypt, 12 August 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 24 August 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Sarpi, Lemnos, 26 November 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 22 December 1915; to Malta per HS 'Soudan', 23 December 1915, and admitted to St Patrick's Hospital, 26 December 1915; transferred to Ghain Tuffieha Convalescent Camp, 3 February 1916.

Disembarked Alexandria from Malta, 27 March 1916, and admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 28 March 1916 (enteric).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, France (dates not recorded: May 1916).

On leave to England, 3 June 1916; returned from leave, 12 June 1916.

Joined 9th Bn, 25 August 1916, and reverted to the ranks.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 30 August 1915.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 21 September 1916.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 24 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 23 February 1917 (mumps), and transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 22, 9 March 1917, and admitted to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 10 March 1917; transferred to England, 22 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth (phlebites); transferred to 6th Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 19 April 1917; discharged to Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 May 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 16 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 June 1917; rejoined Bn, 20 July 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Belgium, 20 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, left leg), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; to 30th General Hospital, Camiers; to England, 23 September 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 23 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg: severe); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 May 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 18 June 1918, and transferred to 58th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 34, 20 June 1918, and admitted to 8th Red Cross Hospital, Boulogne, 20 June 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 24 June 1918.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 23 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left forearm), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 23 August 1918, and admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 24 August 1918; transferred to England, 27 August 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 28 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left forearm: slight).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918; disembarked Sydney, 19 December 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; appointment terminated (discharged), Brisbane, 21 February 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 May 1927
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMILTON Robert George Mort

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