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Thomas Arthur Hamilton

Thomas Arthur Hamilton

College

Shoreditch College

Service number

656191

WW2 rank

Flight Sergeant Navigator

Theatre of war

Africa

Date of death

21 February

Location of death

Strait of Gibraltar

Buried/memorial

Tangier (St. Andrew) Churchyard

Biography

Flight Sergeant Navigator graduated from Shoreditch College in 1940. He died on 21 February 1944 at the age of 25. Fl/Sgt Hamilton was the navigator on a flight with five other crew members on anti-submarine patrol. By 8:05 the morning of the 22nd it was apparent that the Wellington XIV had gone missing. Fl/Sgt Hamilton is one of only two from the flight found. The other three are missing presumed dead. He is buried at Tangier (St. Andrew) Churchyard. His headstone reads, Not just to-day, but every day, we remember, mum and dad

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

www.aircrewremembered.com