World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


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Thomas Anderson Hamilton

Service: Army
Unit: 10th Battalion Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/21586

Thomas, brother of George and Andrew, was born in Newton Mearns in 1899, fifth son of Andrew and Mary Hamilton. His father was a starch maker at the bleachfield and the family lived at Low Row Netherplace, the site of the bleachworks. The father of Thomas died in 1907. In the 1911 census, he was listed as a scholar, living with his mother at 89 Netherplace, Newton Mearns. When he enlisted in 1917, the family was living at Malletsheugh and Thomas was living at Craigton farm, employed as a ploughman.

He was killed in France on 2 October 1918, aged 19 and is buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France - Grave ref.VI. K. 2 and is also commemorated on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial.

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