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William Hamilton

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Hamilton, R. - Hancock, P. (photo J Halpin 2010)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Hamilton, R. - Hancock, P. (photo J …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Hamilton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/3667 AWMM
    • 11/3667 Public - Juliana - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Hamilton (father), Junction Road, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/3667 AWMM
    • 11/3667 Public - Juliana - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Porter/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' 6.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Disembarked Suez, 12 February 1916.
    Admitted to NZ General Hospital, Cairo, 29 February 1916 (influenza); transferred to Lady Godley's Home, Zeitoun, 22 March 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged to NZ Base Depot, Ghezireh, 31 March 1916; joined 2nd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, Moascar, 7 April 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 8 April 1916.
    Attached to No 2 Company, NZ Machine Gun Corps, 1 June 1916; transferred to NZ Machine Gun Corps, 15 July 1916, and posted to No 2 Company.
    Admitted No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 8 September 1916 (boils, left forearm), and transferred same day to Corps Rest Station; rejoined unit, 24 September 1916.
    Found guilty, 6 February 1917, of neglect of duty, when on sentry duty failing to salute officers: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
    Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 24 March 1917 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, 2 April 1917.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 20 June 1917; Temporary Corporal, 5 July 1917.
    Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 30 August 1917 (sprained ankle: injury did not occur in performance of military duty; soldier not to blame), and relinquished appointment of Temporary Corporal; rejoined unit, 4 September 1917.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 4 September 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 12 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 24 September 1917.
    Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, face, abrasions), and admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance; rejoined unit, 10 October 1917.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 10 October 1917.
    Wounded in action (second occasion), 21 October 1917 (gun shot wound, neck, and left thigh), and admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance (and relinquished appointment of Temporary Corporal); transferred same day to 44th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 11 (Harvard, USA) General Hospital, 26 October 1917; to No 18 (Chicago, USA) General Hospital, Camiers, 1 November 1917. Placed on 'dangerously ill' list, 2 November 1917.
    Died of wounds, 6 November 1917.

    Parents: James and Janet Hamilton. CWGC site gives Regimental Number as 11/3667. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 November 1917 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Railway Station, Te Taou Crescent, Auckland 1010. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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05 July 2015JulianaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
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