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3699   Private James Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
James Hamilton was the brother of Mrs. Cassie Hampsey, of Irish Street, Dungannon and Miss Kate Hamilton, of Church Street, Cookstown. James had three brothers serving in the Army, Charles and Edward where in France and John was stationed in England. James was killed in action on the 16th May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 857371
Summary      
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 48
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists a Hamilton family possible listing includes Charles, James and Kate. (TO BE CONFIRMED)