HAMILTON, Joseph Daniel
(Service number 58526)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John HAMILTON (father), care of John Daily, Temuka
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Wellington Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Admitted to hospital in France between 6th & 9th April 1918, wounded in the neck. 9-11 October 1918 wounded. October 1918 admitted to hospital in France with a hunshot wound in left eye & cheek.

Post-war Occupations


Date 9 December 1965 Age 71 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1D; Plot 422
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of John & Catherine (nee TAIT) Hamilton, of John Street, Temuka. He left for camp on 25 June 1917. Brother of John HAMILTON & Michael HAMILTON both killed in action, before so Joseph Daniel was admitted to hospital in France with a gunshot wound to left eye & cheek. Welcomed home at Temuka early March 1919.


Cenotaph Database [13 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 25 June 1917, 22 April 1918, 28 October 1918, 30 October 1918, 3 March 1919, 23 April 1919 (PapersPast) [18 November 2013, October 2013; 01 September 2014]; CCC Cemeteries Database [23 October 2013] 

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