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3699   Private James Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/11/2018
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 born in Bodoney, near Gortin, Omagh. James Hamilton enlisted in Cookstown. James had three brothers serving in the army. Charles and Edward where in France and John was stationed in England. Private James Hamilton was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Sunday 16th May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert.
Further Information
James Hamilton was born in Badoney, near Gortin, Omagh.
Known family: Charles Hamilton, Edward Hamilton, John Hamilton, James Hamilton, Cassie Hamilton, Kate Hamilton.
His sister, Cassie Hampsey, lived at Irish Street, Dungannon
Another sister, Kate Hamilton, lived in Church Street, Cookstown.
James Hamilton enlisted in Cookstown.
James had three brothers serving in the army. Charles and Edward where in France and John was stationed in England.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 3rd July 1915:
Miss Kate Hamilton, Church Street, has been advised by the War Office that her brother 3699 Private James Hamilton, has been missing since 16th May. Replying to inquiries which she has made within the last month, she has been informed that noting further is known. Two of her letters, addressed to himself, have been returned by the War Office marked ‘wounded and missing’. Mrs Hamilton has three other brothers in the army; two, Charles and Edward, being at the front, and John in England.
Private James Hamilton was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Sunday 16th May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert.
Private James Hamilton has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in France.
The CWGC record Private James Hamilton as the brother of Mrs Cassie Hampsie of Irish Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
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References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019