HAMILTON, Herbert William
(Service number 7/1020)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||24 April 1892||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||c/- M Hamilton, Solicitor, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||WM Hamilton (father) Solicitor, Waimate|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||17 April 1915|
|Transport||HMNZT 21, 22, 23 Willochra, Knight Templar Waitomo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||4 January 1983||Age||91|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Great nephew Michael Walton recounted that Herbert Hamilton worked as a surveyor in Malaya between the wars. He was captured by the Japanese during their advance through South East Asia and spent the remainder of the war interred in Changi prison.
Hamilton died circa 1983-1985.
Personal conversation between Michael Walton, great nephew, and Tony Rippin, 278 January 2015.
- Waimate Trooper casualties - Waimate Daily Advertiser 21 August 1915 (pdf, 154.8 KB updated 20-Feb-2018)
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