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James Ernest Hamilton

In memory of:

Private James Ernest Hamilton

July 5, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

B/86486

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

February 10, 1908
Hamilton, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 19, 1939
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Richard and Emma Hamilton; husband of Helen Gray Hamilton, father of Gordon Richard and Robert Murray of Hamilton, Ontario. Brother of John Harvey and Anne Irene. Pte Hamilton enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps. He embarked for Britain on December 9, 1939 and proceeded to Central Mediterranean on 10 June 1943.

Commemorated on Page 167 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 15.

Location:

Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the cemetery by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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