Herbert Henry Parke HAMILTON
d. 14 Aug 915  

 

Brisbane local newspaper, August, 1918

Mr. R. Hamilton, (late of Morningside), has received information from the military authorities that his son, Lieutenant H.H.P.Hamilton, died of gun-shot wounds in the head and legs on 14th instant, in France.

The late officer was born in London 23 years ago arriving in Queensland in September, 1908. He was a patrol leader in the Sandgate Boy Scouts and amongst the first boys to be called up for military training. He was on the teaching staff at the Technical College in Brisbane. He joined the A.I.F. early in 1915 proceeding with his battalion to Egypt and Gallipoli and thence to France. He was promoted to sergeant before leaving and was wounded at Pozieres, and on re-joining the battalion was recommended for a commission and sent to Cambridge University for training. On returning to France he was soon promoted to First Lieutenant and recommended for Air Service.

He died at the 20th Casualty Clearing Station, France.