• William Hamilton

Army / Flying Corps
  • 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Unknown
  • Corporal

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Melbourne VIC, Australia

  • Birth

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stories and comments
    • William Hamilton (My Maternal Grandfather)
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Monday, 4 November 2013

    William was born in 1894 in Ivanhoe, Melbourne to John Elizabeth Hamilton nee Anderson who had migrated from Scotland. Family moved to live on a farm they named 'Rosebank' at Newbridge, Vic. William was a Farm Laborer at 'Lagoona' , Serpentine Vic before WW1. Served for 4 years in World War 1 in the 9th Light Horse Regiment. He had his 21st birthday on board the ship to Eygpt. He served his country in Eygpt, Gallipoli, Palestine, He was wounded in action during that time.Two of William's Brother's, Thomas and James Hamilton, served in World War 1 also. In 1921, after WW1, William received a Qualification Certificate for Mixed Farming from the Crown Lands Department and purchased a Farm at Shelbourne Vic in 1925. He married Fanny Doody and they had 5 children.He served again for 4 years in World War 2 in the 13th Garrison at POW camp at Murchinson, Vic. Went back to farming after WW2. William died suddenly in 1962 at the farm at Shelbourne, Vic aged 68 years.

    • William Hamilton Number 419
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Wednesday, 20 November 2013

    William was born in 1894 in Ivanhoe, Melbourne to John and Elizabeth Hamilton nee Anderson who had migrated from Scotland.Family moved to live on a farm they named 'Rosebank' at Newbridge, Vic. William was a Farm Labourer at 'Lagoona' , Serpentine Vic before WW1. Served for 4 years in World War 1 in the 9th Light Horse Brigade. He had his 21st birthday on board the ship to Egypt. He served his country in Egypt, Gallipoli and Palestine. He was wounded in action during that time.Two of William's Brother's, Thomas and James Hamilton, served in World War 1 also. After WW1 William received a Qualification Certificate for Mixed Farming from the Crown Lands Department and purchased a Farm at Shelbourne Vic. He married Fanny Doody and they had 5 children. He served again for 4 years in World War 2 in the 13th Garrison at POW camp at Murchison, Vic.Went back to farming after WW2. William died suddenly in 1962 at the farm at Shelbourne, Vic aged 68 years.