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HAMILTON – John 97th Regiment

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97th Regiment Ulster
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Regiment (s)97th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3064
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th July 1853 / 17 years 6 months / Belfast Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / Severe gunshot wound in right arm
Overseas Service/DurationGreece – 5 months
Crimea – 1 year 1 month
Length of Service2 years 185 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd July 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean with clasp for Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Caledon Armagh Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Armagh
1861 2nd Belfast
1861 1st Liverpool
1862 Armagh
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1864 Western Australia
1864-1866 South Australia
1866-1867 Victoria Australia
1868 2nd N London
Pension Paid8d per diem
1861 Increased to 10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1836 Caledon near Armagh Armagh Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN c 1834
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJohn B Not yet known
Robert B c1862 Not yet known
D 3rd April 1863 Fremantle Western Australia aged 10 months
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 7th November 1864 – page 2 Passenger list Europa
Departure from Western
25th October 1864 departed Fremantle arrived South Australia 5th November 1864
1866 to Victoria Australia
1868 to England
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th January 1869 Place not specified
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to gunshot wound to right forearm when hit by a ball on 9th September 1855 before Sebastopol
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated John Hamilton’s conduct as Bad after he was found to have rung the ships bell while on sentry duty and using threatening language to the Sergeant Major – liquor stopped for 2 days. He was also charged with insolence to the Sergeant Major and lost his liquor ration for 7 days. Mrs Hamilton and children John and Robert’s conduct was Very Good. Mrs Hamilton age 29 was treated for fever during the voyage.
1867 Struck off Pension list gone to Calcutta India however his pension was next paid 2nd North London.
Headstone of HAMILTON Robert removed from Skinner Street Cemetery to Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia