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John Gordon HAMILTON

Regimental number4572
Place of birthSnowtown South Australia
ReligionCofC
OccupationFarmer
AddressCraignathan, Delungra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J Hamilton, Craignathan, Delungra, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'During the period midnight 16th/17th September, 1918, to cessation of hostilities on 11th November, 1918, Private HAMILTON has served continuously with this Battalion. He showed conspicuous devotion to duty on 18th September, 1918, when his company participated in the operations in front of JEANCOURT, it was his company's work to get dummy tanks forward and onto the tape line. This work had to be done under trying circumstances. Private HAMILTON displayed fine gallantry and set an excellent example to his comrades and it was mainly due to his efforts that the work was staisfactorily completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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