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3736   Rifleman Alexander Hamill
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Dated added: 04/10/2016   Last updated: 04/10/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 20th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/05/1996
Died: 21/04/1916 (Died of Illness)
Age: 19
Alexander Hamill was the second youngest son of John and Nancy Hamill. Alexander Hamill was born on 11th May 1896 in Grange, a few miles north east of Toome. Alexander was one of eight sons, with seven surviving. They were a farming family. Rifleman Alexander Hamill was serving with the 20th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died in the Victoria Hospital in Belfast on 21st April 1916, aged 21. Rifleman Alexander Hamill is buried in the same plot in Grange Corner Presbyterian Churchyard in County Antrim as his younger brother, Private Sheppard Hamill.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Grange Corner Presbyterian Churchyard
  Moneyglass, County Antrim, 
Grave Ref: Grave 284
CWGC Casualty 660641
North of Moneyglass. There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here
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1 1901 census lists Hamill family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 5, living with the family at house 9 in Grange Park, Ballyscullion, Antrim
2 1911 census lists Hamill family 1911 census lists Alexander as age 14, living with the family at house 2 in Taylorstown, Ballyscullion, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Brief details of Rifleman Alexander Hamill inc grave photo
4 Facebook - War Graves Ulster Project Brief details of Rifleman Alexander Hamill inc grave photo
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Alexander Hamill's grave can be purchased here
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