William Hamilton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: 9538
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 13.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37 & 38

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 35 Park Avenue, Dundee
  • Occupation: Hamilton & Brown, Kings Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Thoms, 471 Rutherglen Rd, Glasgow

  • Children:

    William, born 08.05.1914

More about William Hamilton

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.



Lance-Corporal William P. Hamilton, 2d H.L.I., has been struck down after having taken part in the war from its very inception.  Deceased who, when the war was declared, lived at 2 Nelson Street, Dundee, landed in France on 5th August, and went through many stirring engagements.  The news of his death was conveyed to his wife in a letter from a friend in the same regiment in which he stated that the lance-corporal along with two others, was killed by a shell in a dugout.

He was 28 years of age, and is survived by a widow and a boy one year old.  Lance-Corporal Hamilton was connected with the firm of Messrs Hamilton and Brown, house furnishers, King’s Road Dundee.

Dundee Courier 18th May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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