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Name: James Logan Hamilton Rank: Private Service No: F/66134 Regiment/Service: North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: September 3, 1921 Place of Birth: Malden, Mass. US Date of Enlistment: November 2, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 feet, 11 ½ inches Weight: 150 lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Brown Previous Military Service: F-446419 2nd West Nova Scotia Regiment (January 19, 1942 - November 1942) Trade: Plumber Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: John Hamilton (Father) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: July 25, 1944 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: IV. B. 13. The 48th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 326 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 15 Private Hamilton was the son of John Hamilton and Ethel Hamilton, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He was one of ten children In the year prior to his enlistment he was employed with A. L. Palmer as a plumber. He completed his basic training at No. 60 CABTC at Yarmouth, NS between November 22, 1942 and January 26, 1943 and his advanced training at Aldershot, NS, Niagara and Petawawa, Ontario. He went oversea to the United Kingdom embarking Halifax on April 12, disembarking in England on July 18, 1944. He went overseas to France on July 3, 1944. Private Hamilton was killed in action against the enemy on July 25, 1944. He served in Canada between November 2, 1942 and April 11, 1944; in England between April 12, 1944 and July 2, 1944; and in France from July 3, 1944 until his death on July 25, 1944. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
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