Colonel Arthur Richard Cole-Hamilton

Regiment: 6th Batt. East Lancashire Regiment
Date published: 24/09/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 09/08/1915
Age at death: 56
Cemetery: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey
Plot: Sp. Mem. B. 5.
Information: Colonel Arthur Richard Cole-Hamilton, 6th Batt. East Lancashire Regiment, was killed at the Dardanelles on August 9th last while leading his men into action. The deceased officer was Deputy Lieutenant of Co. Tyrone, and resided at Beltrim Castle, Gortin. He was the eldest son of the late Captain William Claude Cole-Hamilton, and was a kinsman of the Earl of Castlestuart and the Earl of Enniskillen. Colonel Cole-Hamilton began his career in the Shropshire Light Infantry and obtained his Captaincy into the 7th Hussars. He then exchanged into the Royal Scots Fusiliers and subsequently retired from the Army, but later joined the Militia and had command of the 6th Louth Irish Rifles until they were disbanded. In 1882 he took part in the defence of Alexandria and the occupation of Kafr Dowar. On the outbreak of war he was chosen to command the 6th Batt. of the East Lancashire Regiment.