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Hamilton, W., Cpl., 1917

Wheatley Hill: James Pasby

In Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 202035 Corporal William Hamilton serving with the 2nd/4th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who died 27/12/1917.

Father in thy gracious keeping leave we now our loved one sleeping

Son of Tom and Sarah Ann Hamilton, of Ludworth, Co. Durham; husband of Hannah Hamilton, of 14, Grainger St., Wheatley Hill, Co. Durham.

In Wheatley Hill Cemetery is a family headstone which reads:-

In loving memory of
beloved son of
Thomas and Sarah Ann Hamilton
died Aug. ?? 1930 aged 27 years
Also Neasham
died Oct. 3rd 1906 aged 16 years
Also the above
Thomas Hamilton
died Nov. 12th 1947 aged 80 years
Also the above Sarah Ann Hamilton
died June 30th 1950 aged 81 years
Also William husband of Hannah Hamilton
killed in action at Jerusalem Dec. 27th 1917 aged 25 years

William Hamilton is remembered at Wheatley Hill on W114.01, W114.03 and W114.06

The CWGC entry for Corporal Hamilton

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk