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19308   Private George Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/11/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
George Hamilton was born at Lissan, near Cookstown, about 1894. Little is known of George Hamiltonís background. George Hamilton enlisted at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon / Bundoran, County Donegal. Private George Hamilton was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916 when the battalion attacked the Schwaben Redoubt near Thiepval.
Further Information
George Hamilton was born at Lissan, near Cookstown, about 1894.
Little is known of George Hamiltonís background. The census records a George Hamilton of that age living in the Lissan area at that time. See references.
George Hamilton enlisted at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon / Bundoran, County Donegal.
Private George Hamilton was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916 when the battalion attacked the Schwaben Redoubt near Thiepval.
Private George Hamilton has no known grave and was not commemorated with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission until recently.
Due to the work of Wesley Wright of the Friends of the Somme (Mid Ulster Branch), George Hamilton is now listed in the CWGC.
Private George Hamilton has no known grave and is commemorated on the Addenda Panel of the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Lissan area Lissan Born in Lissan area 54.686213 -6.749095
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1 1901 Census lists a Hamilton family Possible listing of Andrew George as age 5, living with the family at house 18 in Killybaskey, Lisson Upper, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists a Hamilton family Possible listing of George as age 16, living with the family at house 14 in Rossmore, Lissan Upper, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018