Dunlop, Christian Dalrymple Hamilton


Born in Southsea, the only son of Captain Hamilton Dunlop, R.N. and Julia Dunlop of 23 Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh, he came to Winchester from George Watson’s College, Edinburgh.

On leaving Winchester he went into business with a firm of ship owners at Leith (possibly Turner, Morrison & Co. although his obituary states John Warrack & Co.). During this time he served for two years with the Mounted Company of the Queen’s Edinburgh Volunteers (Royal Scots). After five years in India, he settled in Liverpool, where he entered the Stock Exchange and became Secretary of the Liverpool Rugby Football Club.

When war came, he enlisted at once in the Liverpool Scottish, obtaining a commission a few months later, and went to the front in January 1915. He fell in action on June 16th 1915, while leading an attack on the enemy trenches near Bellewaarde Wood, Hooge. Although his grave was marked it was subsequently lost and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Dunlop
  • Forenames or initials: Christian Dalrymple Hamilton
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1894-1897
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Liverpool Scottish
  • Date of Birth: 29th June 1880
  • Date of Death: 16th June 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 4 and 6.