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Charles Leslie HAMILTON

Regimental number1127
Place of birthMoree New South Wales
OccupationShearing machine expert
AddressDromana, Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Charles John Hamilton, Dromana, Moree, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A21 Marere on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 May 1919

Military Medal

'At AMMAN on 25th September, 1918, for great ash and initiative in that he when working a Hotchkiss Rifle pushed his rifle forward onto the flank of a party of the enemy who were holding the railway line bringing infilade fire onto them and causing them to surrender. He then pushed forward with his rifle and gave excellent covering fire to his Squadron attacking a . . . and greatly assisted his Squadron in capturing an enemy strong post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 783 Pte Herbert Percival HAMILTON, 1st Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915; 1090 Pte Clive Stanley HAMILTON, 45th Bn, killed in action, 6 October 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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