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William (H) Hamilton

HAMILTON, William (H). b. Barnhill, Dundee, 24 March 1886; d. Insch, Aberdeenshire, 25 December 1958. He was educated at St Andrews University and the United Free Church College, Glasgow. After ordination, he held various pastorates, until he became General Secretary of the World Alliance of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches in 1927. In addition to being a United Free Church minister, he was a writer and editor (the Great Heart Magazine, 1921-28, Holyrood Anthology of Modern Scots Poems, 1929). He had no middle name, but said ‘I adopted the initial H (Hamilton) at an age when I had many cousins, uncles, and other kinsfolk who shared the name — to avoid confusion’. He had a becoming...

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