Wednesday 29 July 2009

Private Geoffrey Hubert Hamilton

Born on 10 July 1889 in Southampton, England - next of kin lists as Mrs. R.E. Hamilton, Southampton, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as engineer, single, no current or previous military service, Baptist or Congregationalist, height of 5 feet 7.4 inches, chest of 35.2 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 18 February 1915 (number A10903) - transferred to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the Imperial Army on 19 August 1915 in order to be commissioned.

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