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3494   Private James Hamill
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/09/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
James Hamill was born in Magherafelt about 1897. James Hamill enlisted in Belfast. Private James Hamill was serving with 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds received at Gallipoli on 1st September 1914. He was 18 years old. Private James Hamill is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
  , Cairo, 16
Grave Ref: Grave M-67
CWGC Casualty 112745
This cemetery is within the Old Cairo cemetery area, which is situated approximately 5 kilometres south east of the centre of Cairo. The cemetery area is on the south side of the road Salah Salem, which runs west/east from the River Nile towards the green park area approximately 2 kilometres beyond and eventually towards the Citadel. The cemetery is surrounded by a high wall and the double entrance gates are along Sharia Abu Safein. This road is parallel with the railway line which runs south from Cairo main station and both railway and Sharia Abu Safein cross over the main road. Access up to Sharia Abu Safein is by using the northside ramp above the main road underpass, on the east side of the railway.
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private James Hamill's grave
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Hamill's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023