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Colin Hamilton

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Headstone of Private Colin Hamilton (26609). Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECR0844). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private Colin Hamilton (26609). Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaande …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin AWMM
  • Surname
    Hamilton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26609 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 January 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra CambridgeCambridge and Isle of Ely Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Hamilton (mother), Junction Road, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26609 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James and Janet Hamilton, of Paeroa, New Zealand.

    Some H Company sailed on the Devon

    Proceeded overseas to France from England, 17 October 1917.
    Admitted to 25th General Hospital, Etaples, 25 January 1917 (contusion, left arm: trivial nature; injury sustained in performance of military duty - training - soldier not to blame); transferred to hospital in England (details not recorded), 20 February 1917; discharged to NZ Convalescent Depot, Hornchurch, 28 February 1917; to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 19 April 1917.
    Wounded in action; died of wounds, 10 December 1917.
    Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
    Note: file does not contain form B103.

    Parents: James and Janet Hamilton, Paeroa AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM III. I. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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