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19308   Private George Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Adendda Panel
CWGC Casualty 75227885
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 137
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
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 2010-2023