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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 James Logan Hamilton was the son of John Hamilton and Ethel Hamilton, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He was one of ten children. His family lived in Massachusetts in the 1920’s and 1930’s but eventually settled in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. In the year prior to his enlistment, he was employed as a painter and then with A. L. Palmer as a plumber in Yarmouth. During the Second World War, James’ brother John Hamilton served in the Canadian Army overseas and his half brother Lendon Hamilton served in the Canadian Army in Canada. James had first enlisted in the Reserves with the 2nd Battalion of the West Nova Scotia Regiment on January 19, 1942, prior to his WWII enlistment in the active service on November 2, 1942. He then completed his basic training at ‘Camp 60’, the No. 60 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre (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 overseas to the United Kingdom embarking Halifax on April 12, disembarking in England on April 18, 1944. On July 2, 1944 he embarked in England and disembarked in France July 3, 1944. Private James Logan Hamilton was killed in action against the enemy on July 25, 1944. He had 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 25th. James was interred at the Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in the Calvados department of Normandy in France. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial
James Logan Hamilton