John Harvey Grant HAMILTON

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HAMILTON, John Harvey Grant

Service Number: 124
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1887
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Dyke Road School, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lithgow War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 124, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 124, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 124, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
11 Mar 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion
29 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 4th Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 124, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 22 years and was residing in Hayley Street, Lithgow, NSW at the time of enlistment

Son of William and Mary Grant Hamilton of Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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

Also served in the Royal Scots Territorials where he was considered to be a very good shot having won several prizes on the Rifle Range while serving