Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
19977   Private William Joshua Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
William J Hamilton was born at Lissan, Cookstown about 1893. William Hamilton and Isabella McNicholl were married on 28th March 1911 in the district of Cookstown. They lived in Ballynagilly, Lissan. William enlisted in Cookstown. Private William J Hamilton was serving with 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 788818
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 WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 138
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Hamilton family 1911 census lists William as age 21, living with McNicholl family at house 25 in Ballynagilly, Lissan, Tyrone
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023