Private Thomas Hamilton

Private Thomas Bishop Hamilton, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. He died in the Red Cross Hospital in Bellahouston, Glasgow, aged 21, on the 29th June 1920. He had been born in Mid Calder and was the son of Thomas and Agnes Hamilton of Mid Calder. He had been employed as an electric light engineman at Old Peel, Clovenfords when he enlisted in February 1917. In March 1918 he was posted to the 1st/9th, Battalion, Royal Scots in France but was wounded in the abdomen and evacuated Home. He returned to France and posted to the 2nd Battalion in August 1918. After the Armistice he was discharged from the Army as medically unfit but died later as a consequence of the wound he had received. He is buried in Livingston Churchyard Extension, West Lothian where his Headstone is inscribed ” In Our Lonely Hours Of Thinking Thoughts Of You Are Ever Near”.

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