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19977   Private William Joshua Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Summary      
William John Hamilton was the husband of Isabella Hamilton of Hillhead, Stewartstown, and was born at Lissan, Cookstown. He enlisted in Cookstown with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. They were raised at Omagh in September 1914 and were sent to France in October 1915. It was during the first day of the battle of the Somme hat William John lost his life as he tried to cross “No Man’s Land”.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 788818
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 138