Friday 31 July 2009

Private John McNeil Hamilton

Born on 4 December 1889 in Glasgow, Scotland - husband of Jean Hamilton, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as machinist, married, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 23 April 1915 (number 410298) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength to the CCSC on 7 December 1917.

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