Thursday 30 July 2009

Private James Alexander Hamilton

Born on 23 January 1894 in Londonderry, Ireland - next of kin listed as Ellen Hamilton, Londonderry, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 3.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410604) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 30 or 31 December 1915.

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