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7895: Robert Pringle Lothian Hamilton and Two World Wars

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posted on 2024-01-18, 14:21 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Robert Pringle Lothian Hamilton fought in both world wars, joining World War One at the age of 16 and then World War Two when he was 42.

He served with the Royal Scots during World War One, and was invalided at Gallipoli, receiving a bullet through the arm which left a scar that remained for the rest of his life. He then joined the Seaforth Highlanders.

During World War Two, he served with the Pioneer Corps and was killed in action in 1942. His daughter, Patricia Connell who provided this collection and describes her father as very patriotic, was ten-years-old at the time of his death, and was given a Bible to commemorate his passing.


Name of contributor(s)

Patricia Connell; daughter of Robert Pringle Lothian Hamilton.

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Robert Pringle Lothian Hamilton

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914 - 1942

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Gallipoli, Turkey.


A photograph of Robert Pringle Lothian Hamilton, in uniform and aged 17. A printed story, written by his daughter, regarding his recovery following injury at Gallipoli and then the Somme. The Royal Scots tie, belonging to Robert Pringle Lothian Hamilton that he wore at Gallipoli.

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Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow (10/04/19)

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