Hamilton, George (No. 398)

Hamilton, George

Sergeant

No. 330 Royal Irish Rifles, transferred to

No. 398, 1st Garrison Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)

Died in service on Friday 24 December 1915 (aged about 40)

Buried:

Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Co. Dublin (Grave CE 607)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that George Hamilton was born in Newtownards and he enlisted in Holywood.  He was described in the 1917 edition of the Newtownards Almanac as ‘an ex-RIC man’.

George Hamilton served with the Royal Irish Rifles (No. 330) before being transferred to the 1st Garrison Battalion Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers).

On his death certificate, it is recorded that Sergeant George Hamilton was about 40 when he died in Wellington Barracks Dublin on 24 December 1915 and he was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Co. Dublin.

Sergeant George Hamilton’s sole legatee was his sister Margaret.