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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Hamilton, Frank Gordon (7872)

Place of Birth: Riddell, VIC

Age: 26 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 29 June 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 7872 view online service record

24 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Nora T Hamilton (mother)
24 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 11 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: First Australian General Hospital – Special Reinforcements

KIA: Saturday, 5 October 1918
Place: France

Awards: MM and bar

Second Lieutenant 2 Machine Gun Battalion (originally 1 Australian General Hospital), killed in action 5 October, 1918, age 20, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France 

7872, later Second Lieutenant  (Parents : James Babbington (late) and Mrs Nora Theresa HAMILTON (father deceased) , born Riddell’s Creek, educated  Christian Brothers College?   He enlisted shown as 27 years of age and as an agricultural student with mother at 24 Bay Street.  Brother, Arnold James Babington HAMILTON enlisted from same address, mother there when circular returned. Third son)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

1918 ‘GALLANT CAREER ENDS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 26 October, p. 4. , viewed 08 Oct 2019,

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