|Photo by Bob Richardson 2011|
Enlisted in the 120th (City of Hamilton) Battalion, in Hamilton on February 7, 1916. He left Halifax on August 8, 1916 on the S.S. Empress of Britain arriving Liverpool on August 23. In England, he was transferred to the 134th Battalion January 23, 1917. Proceeded overseas May 25, 1917 for service in the 3rd Battalion. However on arrival in France, Private Hamilton was directed to the 1st Canadian Entrenching Battalion on June 12, 1917. He joined the 3rd Battalion in the field August 24, 1917.
Killed in action August 31, 1918. His Circumstances of Death card states "Killed In Action - He was shot through the head when advancing on Olga Trench, east of Cherisy". Buried in Upton Wood Cemetery, grave B.25.
His page on the Veteran Affairs Canada Virtual War Memorial can be found HERE
His attestation paper and service file Library and Archives Canada can be found HERE