Robert Peyton HAMILTON
d. 25 Oct 1915  

 

The Times, October 4th, 1915

SECOND LIEUTENANT ROBERT PEYTON HAMILTON,
London Regiment, who died of wounds received in France, was the eldest son of Robert Hamilton, J.P., of Brisbane, formerly of the Metropolitan Police, and nephew of Sub-Divisional Inspector A. Parke Hamilton, of Ilford, and was 25 years old.

Shortly after the outbreak of war he joined the London Rifle Brigade, and obtained his commission in the autumn. He was present at the Battle of Givenchy, at which he rendered valuable service to his brigade by bringing up ammunition under heavy shell fire, and at other engagements. A few weeks ago he was appointed bombing officer to his battalion.

By profession he was an engineer and metallurgist, and was a keen cricketer and football player. His two younger brothers are serving in the East with the Australian contingent.

 

Acton Gazette and Express, October 1915

LOCAL WAR TOLL.

ACTON COUNCILLOR'S LOSS.

SECOND-LIEUT. R.P. HAMILTON DIES OF WOUNDS.

We regret to record a bereavement which Councillor J. Peyton Hamilton (a member of the Acton Council and Education Committee) has sustained by the death of a nephew, Second-Lieut. Robert Peyton Hamilton, of the County of London Regiment, who died on September 25th of wounds received in action in France.

The late Lieut. Hamilton was 25 years of age, and well known to many in Acton and Ealing. By profession he was an engineer and metallurgist, and son of Mr. Robert Hamilton, J.P., of Brisbane, and formerly of the Metropolitan Police.

Lieut. Hamilton was a good cricketer, and a member of the Mill Hill Park Cricket Club.

Shortly after the outbreak of war he joined the Territorial Force, and shortly afterwards obtained a commission. He had been in a number of minor engagements, and recently was appointed bomb-throwing officer to his battalion.

Two younger brothers of the late Lieut. Hamilton are with the Australian contingent in the Mediterranean Forces.