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VC883   John Brown Hamilton

Name   John Brown Hamilton   No.   331958   

VC Issue No.   883   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Highland Light Infantry, 1/9th Battalion, B Company

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Acting Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Dumbarton, Scotland

Place Of Death   Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Daldowie Crematorium, Daldowie Estate, Uddingston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Cremated   Daldowie Crematorium, Daldowie Estate, Uddingston, Glasgow, Scotland

Date Buried/Cremated   21 July 1973

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   July Avenue of trees, Glade area

Gazetted   26 November 1917

VC Presented   23 January 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial Arch, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Display at National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Midlothian, Scotland

By The Way…

During the Second World War he was in charge of an Italian Prisoner of War Camp, and then became a probation officer in Lanarkshire

VC Held By

National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland



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The First World War

BORN   26 August 1896

DIED   18 July 1973   AGE   76

VC Won  25-26 September 1917  AGE  21

Place VC Won   North of the Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917