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Hamilton BOTHWELL

Regimental number189
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressArtillery Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Bothwell, Dismount, USA
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery (joined 28 May 1914; still serving at time of AIF enlistment)
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Place of enlistmentSouth Head, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date1 March 1920
Other details

Embarked, Melbourne, 17 July 1915.

Found guilty, 1 November 1915, of (1) being absent without leave: awarded 10 days' detention, forfeits 11 days' pay.

Joined 55th Siege Bn, 28 June 1916.

Admitted to 77th Field Ambulance (debility), 7 July 1916; rejoined Bn. from hospital, 12 July 1916.

Found guilty, 31 August 1916, of (1) being absent without leave: awarded 5 daysconfined to barracks; forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 27 September 1916, of (1) conduct to the prejudice of good order and military. discipline in not ceasing talking in action after having been repeatedly warned: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2 with forfeiture of pay.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital (gastric catarrh), 8 October 1916; discharged to 6th Command Depot, 8 October 1916; to 5th Command Depot 28 October 1916; joined 1st Australian General Base Depot from Hospital, Etaples, 28 October 1916; proceeded to General Australian Base Depot, Havre, 15 November 1916; joined from Etaples, 18 November 1918; rejoined Bn. from Hospital, 24 November 1916.

Found guilty, 30 April 1917, of (1) disobedience of Bn Order No. 99: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Admitted to 138th Field Ambulance (Gas Poisoning), 29 May 1917; transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 May 1917; discharged to duty, 16 June 1917.

Field General Court Martial held in the Field; Found guilty, 13 August 1917, of (1) conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he, on Active Service on the field on 2nd June 1917, signed the certificate on A.F.W3078 with a name other than his own, well knowing that the contents referred to matters other than private and family matters: awarded 42 days' Field Punishment No. 1, forfeited 51 days' pay.

To Hospital (dental treatment), 4 September 1917; rejoined unit, 7 September 1917; on leave to England, from 12 October 1917, to, 31 October 1917.

Admitted to 3rd C.M.D Station (I.C.T right hand), 23 November 1917; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 1 December 1917; transferred to Conv. Depot, Rouen, 3 December 1917; discharged to Base Depot Class "A", 24 January 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 24 January 1918; marched out to unit, 11 March 1918; rejoined unit, 12 March 1918; detached to Ration Supply Dump, 25 June 1918; rejoined Bn. from detachment, 12 September 1918; on leave from France, from, 21 November 1918, to, 5 December 1918; rejoined unit from U.K. leave, 9 December 1919; leave to Brussells, 15 January 1919; rejoined from leave 18 January 1919; proceeded to England for return to Australia, 6 February 1919; disembarked, Plymouth, England and marched into RBAA, 22 February 1919; marched out to 2nd Training Brigade, Codford, 19 March 1919; marched out to 1st Training Brigade, Sutton Veny, 27 March 1919; marched into 1st Training Brigade, Sutton Veny, 27 March 1919; granted leave from 19 June 1919, to 19 September 1919, with pay and subsists, reason: non-military employment; re-transferred to 36th H.A. Group on expiration of leave and marched out to D.A.A.G, 19 September 1919; proceeded on indefinite leave, awaiting family ship, 20 September 1919.

Left Enland fro return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 7 November 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 1 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 1 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 December 1926
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOTHWELL Hamilton

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