20th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/04/1916 (Died of Illness)
Alexander Hamill was the second youngest son of John and Nancy Hamill. Alexander Hamill was born on 11th May 1896 in Grange, a few miles north east of Toome. Alexander was one of eight sons, with seven surviving. They were a farming family. Rifleman Alexander Hamill was serving with the 20th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died in the Victoria Hospital in Belfast on 21st April 1916, aged 21. Rifleman Alexander Hamill is buried in the same plot in Grange Corner Presbyterian Churchyard in County Antrim as his younger brother, Private Sheppard Hamill.