Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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24/03/2016 Sergeant G Hamilton, Australian Forces, who has died of wounds, was in the employment of Messrs Forster, Green and Co. before enlisting.
24/03/2016 From an unknown Belfast Newspaper
30/12/2015 The 1911 census describes a George Hamilton, born Tyrone, son of Jane Hamilton, working as a grocer's assistant. He had a sister called Annie Hamilton (born about 1883).
30/12/2015 On 15 July 1916, he became Acting Corporal Hamilton with duty and pay at Etaples.
30/12/2015 Private Hamilton embarked from Alexandria 7th June 1916.and arrived at Marseille 14th June 1916.
30/12/2015 George Hamilton was the brother of Mrs C Marsh, of Darley Street, North Sydney, He also had a brother, William Hamilton who lived at 11 Beal Street, Leicester, England.
30/12/2015 By this time his parents were deceased He gives his next of kin as Mrs Jane Marsh, Darley Street, North Sydney, New South Wales. This was later corrected to Tweed Bay Road.
30/12/2015 George Hamilton enlisted on 8th August 1915 at Harwick Farm, New South Wales with Australian Infantry. He gave his age as 29 years and 8 months (born Jan 1886?). He listed his occupation as grocer.
30/12/2015 On the 25th August, he joined the 13th Battalion and reverted back to being Private Hamilton
30/12/2015 George Hamilton arrived in Sydney about 1912.
30/12/2015 Private George Hamilton died on Sussex (2nd East) County Hospital in Brighton of a fracture humerus, amputation of arm and septicaemia on September 20th 1916. He was 30 years old.
30/12/2015 It seems that George Hamilton then moved to Belfast.
30/12/2015 By the time of the 1901 census, George's father had died. The family had moved to Belfast.
30/12/2015 George served a 5 year apprenticeship with R Richardson, Dungannon, presumably as a grocer.
30/12/2015 He was a well known member of North Sydney Rifle Club.
30/12/2015 George Hamilton was the son of James and Jane Hamilton. George was born in Killyman, Dungannon, County Tyrone, about January 1886.
30/12/2015 On the 2nd September he embarked from Boulogne for England
30/12/2015 Private Hamilton was buried at Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester. Grave no 56320. Section E, no 628.
30/12/2015 From the Sydney Morning Herald dated Wednesday 11 October 1916.
30/12/2015 George Hamilton, brother of Mrs C Marsh, of Darley Street, North Sydney, has died of wounds in hospital at Brighton. He was a native of Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Ireland and arrived in Sydney about four years ago. He was wounded in France and died on September 20th. He was a well known member of North Sydney Rifle Club.
30/12/2015 Private Hamilton was wounded in the field on 1 September 1916. He had a fracture right arm and an injured left ankle and was removed to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital.
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