Alexander  Hamilton likeness

Private Alexander Hamilton

1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: 6729

Alexander  Hamilton grave

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Personal details

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

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)

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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