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1293   Corporal James Hamilton
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Dated added: 04/10/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 10/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
James Hamilton was the son of John Hamilton. He was born about 1897 in Duneane, midway between Toome and Randalstown. He enlisted in Lisburn. Corporal James Hamilton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in Flanders on Friday 10th August 1917. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 40
CWGC Casualty 908595
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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1 1911 census lists a James Hamilton Possible 1911 census lists James as age 14, living at house 20 in Ballymatookerty, Toome, Antrim
2 Muddy Grave In Flanders Brief details of Corporal James Hamilton
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Corporal James Hamilton can be purchased here
4 Randalstown 1914-1918 Brief details of Corporal James Hamilton
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