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John McCausland Hamilton

Portrait of John McCausland Hamilton. Provided by the Office of the Auditor-General, Wellington (2014). All Rights Reserved.
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  • Forenames
    John McCausland AWMM
  • Surname
    Hamilton AWMM
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    • WWI 27884 AWMM
    • WWI 2/18/176 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Rohe
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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
    WW1 Mrs A. McCausland Hamilton (mother), Point Road, Bluff, New Zealand AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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About death

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  • Death
    20 May 1970 From auditor to soldier
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  • John McCausland Hamilton. Wounded at Messiness 1917, survived due to the Halfpenny in his hip pocket which helped to deflect the bullet, saving his life. Unable to move and under heavy, he found himself sharing the bomb crater he had fallen into, occupied by two young German boys, with a grenade in each hand he coaxed the 2 young conscripts to carry him under heavy fire and shelling back to his own lines and safety. They saved his life and in turn the young men were taken prisoner and survived also.
    Public - William Blake - Other relative - 25 April 2020



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25 April 2020William BlakeNew ZealandOther relative
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