This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Glasgow
- Service no: 9538
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 35 Park Avenue, Dundee
- Occupation: Hamilton & Brown, Kings Rd, Dundee
Mary Thoms, 471 Rutherglen Rd, Glasgow
William, born 08.05.1914
More about William Hamilton
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
DUNDEE LANCE- CORPORAL KILLED
WHILE IN A DUGOUT.
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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