This page is dedicated to the men of Hamilton who enlisted during WW1. Some were born in Hamilton while others were only there a few years, some came home and others never returned. Each had a story waiting to be told.
You can view the names of Hamilton’s soldiers, listed by surname, by clicking on the links below. Those names underlined have an accompanying story.
To view the most recent profiles, go to the top of this page to the “Hamilton’s WW1” tab →Hamilton’s WW1 Enlistments→Alphabetical Menu→Name, as illustrated below. From the same menu, you can also view Hamilton’s WW1 Memorials and access profiles that way or view Women of Hamilton’s WW1.
Profiles include photos if available, online resources for each soldier and relevant news clippings. Profiles are gradually being added, so check back for updates.
Not for the love of battle.
Left he his native land;
He heard the call of duty,
And responded like a man.
His heart was good, his spirit brave,
His resting place a soldier’s grave.
(Hamilton Spectator, 11 May 1918)
SOURCES FOR ALL PROFILES
Australian Electoral Commission, Australian Electoral Rolls (1903-1980), Ancestry.com.au
Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria
National Archives of Australia
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