John Helenus Scott HAMILTON

HAMILTON, John Helenus Scott

Service Number: 156
Enlisted: 2 January 1915, Longreach, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Tambo, Queensland, 27 April 1888
Home Town: Longreach, Longreach, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Natural causes, Nundah, Queensland, 5 January 1968, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Location: Columbarium 13, Section: Section 12
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World War 1 Service

2 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 156, Longreach, Queensland
2 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 156, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Medic, Brisbane
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 156, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 156, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
29 Aug 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
22 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 11th Light Horse Regiment
1 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 156, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Es Salt Raid, GSW (right shoulder)
16 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 156, 11th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


The "Pastoral Review" states that among the Queenslanders who have joined the Australian expeditionary forces are C. F. Scott, son of Mr. Andrew Scott, of Hornet Bank Station, and J. H. S. Hamilton, son of Mr. T. A. Hamilton, formerly of Tambo Station. The former is a sergeant in the Fifth Light Horse, the latter is a private in the Eleventh Eight Horse.' from Morning Bulletin 22 Nov 1915 (


Miss Rose Cowen, care of Dalgety and Co., writes: Sir,—l have just received a letter from my brother, J. H. Hamilton, who was in the 11th Light Hone Regiment at Gallipoli, and in it he mentions gratefully the receipt of a sheepskin coat, which was one of a gift to their regiment from the people of Queensland. I am sure that those who so generously subscribed to the gift may like to know how very much the gift was appreciated, and what a timely comfort it was. I have not heard of any one else acknowledging them, so the paragraph from his letter may also convey the news of their arrival:— "Along the beach to-day (November 22) I wore my sheepskin coat, which was coveted hundreds of times, as our regiment is the only one issued, being a gift from the people of Queensland. A general even pulled me up to have a look at it, and was quite surprised to find that they had been issued so soon. If he had felt as cold as I did he would not have thought it too soon. We are jolly grateful to the people of Queensland." from The Queenslander 12 Feb 1916 (

'Longreach Notes.

Word has been received here that Trooper J. H. S. Hamilton has been wounded in the shoulder. Trooper Hamilton has been three and a half years fighting in Palestine. He is the youngest brother of Mrs. F. A. H. Michod, Longreach, and Mrs. W. L. Cowen, of Longford, near Juhdah.' from Townsville Daily Bulletin 7 Jun 1918 (


Mrs. Terrick Hamilton, of Queensland, is in Sydney on a visit to her sister, Miss Rose Scott, the foremost feminist in Australian. Mrs. Hamilton had only recently relaxed the war efforts she put forth at the beginning of the long struggle and is now hoping to soon welcome home her son, Private J. H. S. Hamilton, who was at the Gallipoli landlng and who has been through most of the campaign in Egypt.' from Table Talk 16 Jan 1919 (