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2429   Gunner William Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 275th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/11/1897
Died: 02/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
William Hamilton was a son of James and Mary Jane Hamilton. He was born on 3rd November 1897 in the Fivemiletown area. His father James was a farmer. Gunner William Hamilton was serving with the 275th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 2nd August 1916. He was 18 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Flatiron Copse Cemetery
  Bazentin, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IX-C-5.
CWGC Casualty 556637
Flatiron Copse Cemetery is on the right hand side of D929, Amiens-Albert-Bapaume, 10 kilometres east of Albert. From Albert take the right turn at Y junction (102nd Infantry Brigade Memorial). It is located in the D20 just south-west of Bazentin-le-Petit. From the D929 turn south (signposted Bazentin) and on reaching the D20 T-junction turn right: the cemetery is green-signposted immediately.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Timpany L.O.L. 889 Memorial Tablet - WWI Fivemiletown
2 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
3 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - North West Face - Panel 1a Clogher
4 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 35
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hamilton family Lists William as age 3 at house 5 in Cullynane, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hamilton family Lists William as age 13 at house 8 in Mullaghmore, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
3 Photo of Gunner William Hamilton's grave
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William Hamilton
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Gunner William Hamilton's grave can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021