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Henry HAMILTON

Regimental number5824
Place of birthApollo Bay, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressApollo Bay, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.75"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, William H Hamilton, Apollo Bay, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 January 1919
Discharge date20 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 november 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 6th Training Bn, 4 February 1917; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, in the field, 31 March 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 June 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 3rd Gas Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 29, 2 July 1917, and admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville (disordered action of the heart); invalided to England, 10 July 1917, and admitted to Military Hospital, Richmond, 11 July 1917; transferred to 1st australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 10 August 1917; discharged on furlough, 27 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 September 1917.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 21 September 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 6 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 22 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 20 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 February 1964
Age at death65
Place of burialApollo Bay Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMILTON Henry

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