Andrew Hamilton


Service: Army

Unit: 1st Garrison Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Rank: Private

Service Number: S/16481

Andrew, brother of George and Thomas, was born in Newton Mearns in 1878, the eldest son of Mr Andrew and Mrs Mary Hamilton. His father was a starch maker at the bleachfield. The family lived at Low Row Netherplace, the site of the bleachworks. Andrew’s father died in 1907.

Andrew married in 1900 and in the 1911 census, he  was living at 35 Main Street, Newton Mearns with wife Elizabeth and six children. His occupation was listed as a joiner at a bleachfield.

He died of nephritis in Rawalpindi on 11 January 1918, aged 39 and is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery Grave reference 4. A. 29 and is also commemorated on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial.

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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission