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Robert George HAMILTON

Regimental number1018
Place of birthBelfast Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGroom
Address41 Spruice Street, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Archibald Hamilton, 41 Spruice Street, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Place of enlistmentNortham, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Discharge date7 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 931 Pte William John HAMILTON MM, 12th Bn, died of wounds, 19 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Syria

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Karoola', 25 June 1915.

Joined 10th Regiment on lines, Gallipoli, 2 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 26 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation); moved out to Serapeum, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to 6th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917; transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 April 1917; to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 April 1917; to Ambulance Train, 21 April 1917; admitted to 36th Stationary Hospital, 22 April 1917; discharged to duty, 3 May 1917; taken on strength of 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 5 May 1917. Transferred to 10th Light Horse Regiment, 21 May 1917; taken on strength of unit, Marakeb, 24 May 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 20 June 1917; admitted to 5th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 27 June 1917 (adenlitis); discharged to duty, 4 July 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, Abbassia, 8 July 1917; proceeded to Rest Camp, Port Said, 15 September 1917; rejoined unit on duty, Shellal, 25 September 1917; to be Lance Corporal, 31 March 1918; detached to Imperial School of Instruction, 25 July 1918; to be Temporary Corporal, 10 August 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 20 August 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 5 October 1918; rank reverts to Lance Corporal on evacuation, 5 October 1918; discharged to unit, 11 October 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 October 1918. Embarked Beirut on HMHS 'Assaye' and proceeded to Egypt for further Treatment, 3 November 1918; disembarked Alexandria, 5 November 1918; admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 5 November 1918 (myalgia); discharged to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 16 November 1918; granted leave to Cairo, 28 November 1918; marched into Rest Camp, Port Said, 27 December 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 27 December 1918.

Found guilty at Abbassia, 10 February 1919, of being absent from 14th Australian General Hospital ward, 9.00 pm, 8 February, to 9.45 pm, 8 February 1919.

Embarked Kantara on HT 'Port Sydney' and commenced return to Australia, 5 March 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 31 March 1919. Discharged Perth, 7 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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