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William Hugh HAMILTON

Date of birth24 May 1894
Place of birthNatimuk, Victoria
SchoolBallarat High School, Ballarat, Victoria
OccupationSoldier
AddressRoyal Military College, Duntroon, Federal Territory
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Hamilton, 601 South Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date3 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death18 May 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 17), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Peacock Hall, Ballarat High School, Victoria. Parents: Robert and Margaret HAMILTON. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Courtney's Post, 18 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMILTON William Hugh

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