Arthur Lyne (Archie) HAMILTON


HAMILTON, Arthur Lyne

Service Number: 336
Enlisted: 15 April 1915, Atherton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Wynyard, Waratah/Wynyard, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Pozieres, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

15 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 336, Atherton, Queensland
24 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 336, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
24 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 336, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 336, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Arthur Hamilton saw about two months service on Galliopli before being evacuated during November 1915 with frostbite and trench feet during the bitterly cold November weather. His older brother 335 Pte. Charles David Lyne Hamilton also in the 26th Battalion AIF, was killed in action at Pozieres almost at the same time on 29 July 1916, aged 38. Both brothers enlisted at Brisbane, and from newspaper reports their great regret was that they were unable to obtain leave of absence to visit their parents in Wynyard Tasmania before sailing.