Charles Builth HAMILTON

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HAMILTON, Charles Builth

Service Number: 937
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Morwell, Victoria, 2 April 1895
Home Town: Murrumbeena, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Tatura State School and Echuca State School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli), Egypt, 18 May 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Grave Reference: Q. 439
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 937, Melbourne, Victoria
21 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 937, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
21 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 937, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 937, 5th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
28 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli, GSW (groin)
18 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"SERGEANT HAMILTON.

Sergeant C. B. Hamilton, 19 (died of wounds) was a native of Morwell, and was educated at Tatura and Echuca State schools. He volunteered at the outbreak of the war. At time of his enlistment he was second lieutenant in the Senior Cadets, Caulfield. He was a clerk in the Federal Land Tax Office, and was the second son of Mr. James A. Hamilton, Victorian Railways, of Blackwood-street, Murrumbeena, and formerly of Echuca." - from the Echuca and Moama Advertiser and Farmers Gazette 05 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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