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Private Alexander Hamilton

1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: 6729

Alexander  Hamilton grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Richard and Mary Knox Hamilton of 11 Hamilton St, Larkhall. Husband of Mary Hamilton of 161 Sunnyside Rd, Coatbridge. Father of 4 children. Alexanders brother Private Richard Hamilton of the 16th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 01/07/1916 on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme and is remembered on the Larkhall and Airdrie War Memorials (see photos for a likeness)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 161 Sunnyside Rd, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 14/09/1914

Enlisted

Glasgow /08/1914

Employed

Rivet Worker in Lochrin Iron Works

Age

29

Buried / Remembered

Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

II Corps passed through this neighbourhood on the Retreat from Mons in August, 1914, and it was lost in the early days of the Fifth Army retreat in March, 1918. The Cemetery was made in 1920-26 by the concentration of graves from the battlefields and from other burial grounds. There are over 2,000, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, almost two-thirds from the 1914-18 War are unidentified and special memorials are erected to two soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried here. Other special memorials record the names of 32 United Kingdom soldiers, buried by the enemy, whose graves could not be found. In Plots III, IV and V are many graves, identified collectively but not individually, which are marked by headstones superscribed: "Buried near this spot".

Additional Information

Alexander was a Reservist and was Killed in Action exactly 1 month after arriving in France as the Allies tried to stop the German advance to Paris. Alexander was reburied in Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery (see photos). His grave inscription reads " GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN "

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