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John Edgar HAMILTON

Regimental number767
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveying
AddressCampbell Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Florence Hamilton, Campbell Street,Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date11 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 7 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He crawled about 60 yards forward towards the advancing enemy under heavy fire, got his machine gun into action, and held up the enemy's advance, inflicting heavy casualties on them. He remained at his post for six hours regardless of the enemy's fire, showing magnificant courage and determination.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1994

Date of death12 November 1967
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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