Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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01/05/2020 02128
21/11/2018 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.
21/11/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 3rd July 1915:
03/11/2017 The CWGC record Private James Hamilton as the brother of Mrs Cassie Hampsie of Irish Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
03/11/2017 Private James Hamilton has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in France.
03/11/2017 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.
03/11/2017 James had three brothers serving in the army. Charles and Edward where in France and John was stationed in England.
03/11/2017 James Hamilton enlisted in Cookstown.
03/11/2017 Another sister, Kate Hamilton, lived in Church Street, Cookstown.
03/11/2017 His sister, Cassie Hampsey, lived at Irish Street, Dungannon
03/11/2017 Known family: Charles Hamilton, Edward Hamilton, John Hamilton, James Hamilton, Cassie Hamilton, Kate Hamilton.
03/11/2017 James Hamilton was born in Badoney, near Gortin, Omagh.
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