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David James Wallace Hamilton

Name on Board DJW Hamilton
Name on Service
David James Wallace  Hamilton
Enlistment Age 24
Occupation Seaman
Place of Birth Fitzroy, Vic
Next of Kin David and Lucy Hamilton
Address 85 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 10/09/1914
Service No. 329
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 22/12/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ulysses A38
Unit on Embarkation 14th Australian Infantry Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Date of Death 7/06/1917
Unit on Death 12th Australian Machine Gun Company
Rank on Death Second Lieutenant
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Wallonie, Belgium
Additional Information David James Wallace Hamilton enlisted with the second contingent of 42 Williamstown enlistees and sailed with the Second Convoy of 19 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 31 December 1914. His address at time of enlistment Royal Hotel, Nelson Place, Williamstown, Vic. He was wounded twice in Gallipoli, the second time with a gun shot wound to the back and spent time recovering at the London General Hospital. On recovery he was posted to France in June 1916, promoted to Lieutenant in March 1917 and killed in action in June 1917. His brother, Frank Hepburn Hamilton (2153) enlisted in July 1915 and returned to Australia in April 1919.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 26 December 1914, p3 The National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western Australia
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