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HAMILTON, George, Private 1842 'C'Company

Born: 1894, Leith.     Resided: 46 Balfour St, Leith.    Enlisted: 31/08/14, Leith
Age: 21.        Date of Death: 28/06/15.       Cause of Death: KIA
Military Service: 302 days.     Family Notes: Father, Robert ( deceased), mother, Ann and a brother, Robert, sister, Agnes
Religion: n/k.        Trade/Profession: Warehouseman

An interesting entry.
His MIC shows entry (2b) Balkans on 12/06/15
George was reported missing as per B213 on 3/7/15 and struck off strength, War Office Letter 122/4342 ( A.G 2a) 18/08/15. Although his body was never recovered, his Paybook (Army Book 64) was, by a Private J. Mills 3869, 'C' coy, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, who wrote to Georges mother in a letter dated 7/08/15. This supplemental information was used by the War Office, to prove that George was indeed KIA and not Death Presumed.

George is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Panel 26-30.
The CWGC weblink:,%20GEORGE
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