HAMILTON , Alexander Renwick
(Service number 6/2549)

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Date 14 February 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Park Lane, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin A. F. HAMILTON (father), National Bank, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date 16 July 1988 Age 95 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Purewa; ashes interred Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 36, Plot 1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Alexander FerrierĀ & Phyllis Carruthers (nee RENWICK) HAMILTON. Alexander (2nd Regiment) was one of 123 men who joined 500 men from the south already on the train and left from the Timaru Railway Station in mid-April 1915, en route for the Front. The Mayor wished them the best of good fortune and complimented them on the manly stand they were so freely taking in going to help to break the sway of one of the greatest despots who had ever lived. He wished them all a safe and speedy return, before the train steamed out of the station to the accompanimnet of cheering and good-bye messages. ..


Cenotaph Database [23 October 2013]; TDC headstone image Timaru Cemetery [23 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 19 April 1915 (Papers Past) [06 September 2014]

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