William Henry Hamilton

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Hamilton
Mother's Name: 
Kathleen Hamilton nee Dowd
Father's Name: 
Robert Hamilton
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
57th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, August 27, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

William Hamilton (Service No 4945) was born around 1897 in Northumberland, England. 

When William enlisted he was 19 years old, single, employed as a wheeler, and lived at Scarborough, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A15 Star of England with 15th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion on 8th March 1916.  After arriving in Egypt William was transferred to 57th Battalion which was then sent on to France.

The troops arrived on 24th June 1916.  William saw brief service at Pozieres, France, where on 27th August 1916, he was killed in action.

William is buried in Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleubaix, France; Plot I, Row G, Grave 28.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HAMILTON W H

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