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George McDonald Hamilton

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
18/08/1885
Lieu de naissance:
Carluke, Lanark, Écosse, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Boulanger

Informations service militaire

Pays:
New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Serjeant
Numéro de service:
8/3615
Unités:
 —  Otago Regiment, 2nd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
16/02/1918
Lieu de décès:
Reutel, Beselare, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
32

Cimetière

Polygon Wood Cemetery
Parcelle: Inconnu
Rangée: C
Tombe: 6

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Serjeant George McDonald Hamilton served in the Otago Regiment, 2nd Battalion, part of the New Zealand Division.

At the end of January 1918 the Otago Regiment stayed in several camps, including Otago Camp and Walker Camp. This moment of relative comfort ended when on the 8th of February the Regiment was ordered to return to the line in Polygoneveld. The 2nd Battalion proceeded via Westhoek and the Butte to the front line of the Reutel sector. They held that position until they were relieved on the 16th of February and returned to dug-outs in Albania Woods.

The Otago Regiment history does not contain detailed information about what happened on this particular day, so it is difficult to say how Serjeant Hamilton came to his end. The fact remains, however, that he was killed in action on the 16th of February 1918. He was directly buried in Buttes New British Cemetery.

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Sources 4

"Official history of the Otago Regiment, NZEF in the Great War 1914-1918", Byrne A.E., page 240 - 243
Sources utilisées
Archwayrecord
https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/FullItem.do;jsessionid=A39B4D039B4EA2283DBAA215002DBE08
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Auckland Cenotaph
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C6197?w=World%20War%20I%2C%201914-1918&n=Hamilton%208%2F3615&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch
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National Archives of Australia
https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/Search/General?query=Hamilton+8%2F3615
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