Hamilton, Felix Joseph (4072)

Place of Birth: Carlton, VIC

Age: 25 years 10 monthjs

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 29 June 1916 – Charters Towers, QLD

Service Number: 4072            view online service record

Address:
Homestead, QLD

Next of Kin:
Dominic Hamilton (father)
75 Evans Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 21 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Boonah A36
Port: Brisbane, QLD
Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion – 10th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Thursday, 29 August 1918
Place: France


Private, 31 Infantry, killed in action 29 November, 1918, France, aged 28, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France.

Father: Dominic HAMILTON, born Carlton. Hamilton was a 26-year-old labourer on enlistment, working and enlisting at Charters Towers, Queensland with his father shown in Carlton, but later from September, 1917 at 75 Evans Street, Port Melbourne. No circular was returned, the AWM defaulting the serviceman’s closest place of association to his birthplace, Carlton.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says:

    “Hamilton was in the same Company and Platoon (D. Coy. 16 Platoon) Middle aged, about 30, dark, about 5ft 8. In a stunt up past Peronne on the canal he was on machine gun section under command of Cpl Mynott. The whole section was wiped out advancing to stations to take cover. We got very heavy shelling and machine guns. A whizz bang point blank range got our section. Hamilton was very badly hit. Saw him fall and rise again, and fall. He died where he fell instantly. Huns did not hold this ground again and I did not see him buried” (Page, Pte F, 5060, 31st Battn)

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