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Full Name: James Hamilton
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): James
Surname: Hamilton
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8488
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mr J. Hamilton (father), Mangatua R.D. Outram, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Mangatua R.D. Outram, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 73
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 6. A. 14.
Biographical Notes: Son of John and Flora Hamilton, of Kaitangata, Otago
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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