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13655   Private John Stanley Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/08/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
John Stanley Hamilton was born Ballymena about 1891. John Hamilton was raised by his aunt, Mrs Ellen Whitelock who lived in Caledon, County Tyrone. John Hamilton was a member of Caledon and District Branch of the Ulster Volunteers. John Hamilton enlisted at Finner Camp, Donegal. Private John Stanley Hamilton was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded in France. Private John S Hamilton died of wounds on the 1st August 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  Etaples, Pas De Calais
Grave Ref: Grave IX-B-14A
CWGC Casualty 501770
Étaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne. During the First World War, the area around Étaples was the scene of immense concentrations of Commonwealth reinforcement camps and hospitals. It was remote from attack, except from aircraft, and accessible by railway from both the northern or the southern battlefields. In 1917, 100,000 troops were camped among the sand dunes and the hospitals, which included eleven general, one stationary, four Red Cross hospitals and a convalescent depot, could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick. In September 1919, ten months after the Armistice, three hospitals and the Q.M.A.A.C. convalescent depot remained.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Ellen Whitelock Does not list John as living with his aunt at house 3 in Tannaghlane, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Ellen 'Nicholl' Lists Ellen as living with her family at house 7 in Enagh, Caledon, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists John S Hamilton Lists John Stanley as age 20, a servant at house 1 in Lairakean, Caledon, Tyrone
4 Ballymena 1914-18 Details of John Stanley Hamilton
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John Stanley Hamilton
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John S Hamilton's grave can be purchased here
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