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William Joseph Hamilton

Rank: Private
Townland: Moor
Town/Village: Ardagh
Civil Parish: Ardagh
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Crenard, Co. Cavan
Census 1901: Residing at Moor, Ardagh
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 1673
Date of Death: 06-11-1914
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Aeroplane Cemetery, Sonnebekseweg, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

William was born in c. 1888, Ardagh Co. Longford. It is unclear where he was during the 1911 Cencus but he returned home by November 1912 to marry Joanne Kelly of Crossdoney, Co. Cavan.

Before he enlisted for the army he was residing at Crenard, Co. Cavan. Pte. Hamilton enlisted in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. It is likely that William died in action at the First Battle of Ypres.

Parents Names: Son of William and Margaret (née Needham) Hamilton, of Ardagh.

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