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Thomas Edward HAMILTON

Regimental number1926
Place of birthUltimo, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMeranburn
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressMeranburn via Manildra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinGuardian, Herbert Williams, Meranburn via Manildra, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'This lad's father died of yellow fever while on active service during the time of the Boxer Rebellion. He enlisted with the engineers. Two other brothers of this lad saw service in this last war, one having paid the extreme sacrifice.' (details from Guardian)
FateDied of wounds 23 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row H, Grave NO. 41), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
139
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Ultimo, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1750 Pte John HAMILTON, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 10 July 1915; 3988 Pte James Jospeh HAMILTON, Cyclists' Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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