William  Hamilton likeness

Private William Hamilton

17th Battalion Highland Light Infantry ( Glasgow Commercial )
Service No: 15625

William  Hamilton grave

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 70 Academy St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 01/07/1916 at the Somme

Enlisted

Glasgow

Employed

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Age

30

Buried / Remembered

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Family Information

Son of Mr and Mrs William Hamilton of 70 Academy St, Coatbridge

Additional Information

William was posted missing on the 01/07/1916 presumed killed. His Battalion along with the 16th led the assault on the Leipzig Salient where they overran the redoubt before being brought to a standstill by heavy German fire from the Wonder Work. Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College and Coats Parish Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for Williams name on the Thiepval Memorial

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  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home  additional photo

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