Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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03/11/2017 The CWGC record Private William Joshua Hamilton as the husband of Isabella Hamilton of Hill Head, Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
03/11/2017 Private William Hamilton is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and is remembered at Church of Ireland, Lissan, on Remembrance Sunday.
03/11/2017 Private William J Hamilton has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
03/11/2017 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.
03/11/2017 William enlisted in Cookstown with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. They were raised at Omagh in September 1914 and were sent to France in October 1915. Their training continued up until the start of the Somme offensive.
03/11/2017 The 1911 census lists William and Isabella living with the McNicholl’s at house 25 in Ballynagilly, Lissan, County Tyrone. They appear to have a child, James McNicholl, born 6th February 1911 (GRONI Ref. U/1911/99/1009/26/460).
03/11/2017 William Hamilton and Isabella McNicholl were married on 28th March 1911 in the district of Cookstown.
03/11/2017 William J Hamilton was born at Lissan, Cookstown about 1893. His middle name was either or John or Joshua.
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