Major Herbert Bowen Hamlin DSO (Ismalia War Memorial Cemetery)

Herbert Bowen Hamlin, a Surveyors Assistant, of Narrogin, WA enlisted on the 28th October 1914 into the 10th Australian Light Horse. He embarked from Fremantle on HMAT Surada on 17 February 1915 with 204 men and 230 horses bound for Egypt. Studio portrait of Major Herbert Bowen Hamlin DSO, The Australian War Memorial, H00050A refers After arriving in Egypt in March 1915 the 10th Light Horse … Continue reading Major Herbert Bowen Hamlin DSO (Ismalia War Memorial Cemetery)

Casualty Biographies and the work of the CWGC in Egypt

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains 33 sites in Egypt commemorating the lives of over 42,000 servicemen and women in perpetuity. At the outbreak of the First World War, Cairo was headquarters to the United Kingdom garrison in Egypt. With Alexandria, it became the main hospital centre for Gallipoli in 1915 and later dealt with the sick and wounded from operations in Egypt and Palestine. General Headquarters, … Continue reading Casualty Biographies and the work of the CWGC in Egypt