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3795   Private Shepherd Hamill
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 04/10/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/05/1899
Died: 03/09/1915 (Home)
Age: 16
Summary      
Shepherd Hamill was the youngest son of John and Nancy Hamill. Shepherd Hamill was born on 17th May 1899 in Grange, a few miles north east of Toome. Shepherd was one of eight children, all male, with seven surviving. Shepherd enlisted at Randalstown. Private Shepherd Hamill was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died at home on Friday 3rd September 1915. PRONI records give his birth date as 17th May 1899 and census details confirm this. Shepherd was just 16 years old when he died. At this time, the 11th Battalion were training in Seaford, Sussex, where they had been since early July, and before they left for France in early October.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Grange Corner Presbyterian Churchyard
  Moneyglass, County Antrim, 
Grave Ref: Grave 284A
CWGC Casualty 660642
Summary      
North of Moneyglass. There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Hamill family 1901 census lists Shepherd as age 2, living with the family at house 9 in Grange Park, Ballyscullion, Antrim
2 1911 census lists Hamill family 1911 census lists Shepherd as age 11, living with the family at house 2 in Taylorstown, Ballyscullion, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Brief details of Private Shepherd Hamill inc grave photo
4 Ballymena Weekly War 1915 Brief details of Private Shepherd Hamill
5 Facebook - War Graves Ulster Project Brief details of Private Shepherd Hamill inc grave photo
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Shepherd Hamill's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2018