John HAMILTON

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HAMILTON, John

Service Number: 1560
Enlisted: 17 December 1914, Enlisted at Townsville, QLD later issued with the service number 1660 date unknown
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, 1881
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row E, Grave 12
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1560, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Townsville, QLD later issued with the service number 1660 date unknown
13 Feb 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1560, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 Feb 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 1560, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
28 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1560, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Hamilton of 3 Arkwright Street, Belfast, Ireland. Next of kin given as  his brother David Hamilton of 145 Canmore Street, Street, Belfast, Ireland

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

Previously served with the 50th Royal West Regiment for over 7 years and a further 5 years with the British Army Reserves