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Arthur Leslie Hamilton

Highland Light Infantry

3rd Batt. Highland Light Infantry
He is remembered with honour on the Basra Memorial, Larchfield School Memorial, Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University Rolls of Honour, St. Bride’s Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 52.

The family home was at 'The Grange', Helensburgh
The son of Mr James Whitelaw Hamilton, RSA and Mrs Lilian Millar Hamilton (nee Paterson).
Siblings: Arthur had one sister, Hilda.
Arthur Hamilton was born and brought up in Helensburgh, where his father was a member of the Glasgow Boys group of artists and local councillor. He was educated at Larchfield Academy before entering Glasgow University School of Architecture, where he was a member of the University training corps.
He was employed by his uncle, A.N. Paterson, as an apprentice draughtsman before being commissioned into the army in 1914. Paterson also designed the Helensburgh War Memorial. A painting was commissioned from ‘Glasgow Boy’ James Guthrie, which now hangs in the Kelvingrove Museum.
Arthur died, killed in action, in Mesopotamia at the age of 26.
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