Paul Norman HAMILTON

Paul Norman Hamilton Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Surveyor's Assistant
Enlisted
30-September-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
505
Rank
Private
Unit
11th Machine Gun Company, 7th Reinforcements
Embarked
19-February-1917
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of disease
Date
8 August 1918
Place
Crouy, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Grammar School Roll of Honour.

 

Paul Hamilton arrived in France in June 1917. In October in Belgium he was wounded in action by shrapnel near Ypres and invalided to Aldershot. He re-joined his unit in France in April 1918 and transferred to the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion. In July he contracted influenza which led to pneumonia. He was hospitalised at the 5th Casualty Clearing Station at Crouy where he died eleven days later. He was 23.

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