Hamilton’s WW1 Enlistments


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.

A-E             F-J

K-O             P-T


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 Hamilton’s WW1 Nurses.

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)


Australian Electoral Commission, Australian Electoral Rolls (1903-1980), Ancestry.com.au

Australian War Memorial

Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria 

Discovering Anzacs

National Archives of Australia

The AIF Project

Trove Australia

4 thoughts on “Hamilton’s WW1 Enlistments

  1. Just lately found your blog and find it most enlightening and informative. Have been trying to establish why my grandfather (Lieut John Michael Nelson, MC) enlisted at Hamilton. Through assistance have him identified on the old Fire Brigade Roll of Honour along with many others shown in your enlistments. Can forward this photo of Roll of Honour if required. Thanks for sharing your great research and keep up the great work


  2. I think your page is fabulous. Read every post I see. My only disappointment is that only people who enlisted in Hamilton are covered. My 3 great uncles all came from surrounding towns but didn’t enlist in Hamilton ( no idea why not!) so are not covered in your stories. Two of them died during the war, one at Gallipoli and one in France. I would like to know so much more about them.


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