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William HAMILTON

Regimental number4275
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolLygon Street State School, Carlton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address291 Alexander Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Hamilton, 291 Alexander Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death44
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary HAMILTON, 382 Brunswick Road, East Brunswick, Victoria. Native of Carlton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing in Action, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916.'

Note, Red Cross File No 1250611: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMILTON William
Red Cross File No 1250611

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