Lurgan's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

John Hamilton M.M.

Private Hamilton, J.
9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

who died on
Thursday, 16th August 1917. Aged 18

Additional Information:
Son of William J and Sarah Hamilton of William Street., Lurgan

John was one of four brothers who enlisted during the war; his brother Joseph (14283) was wounded on 1st July 1916, James (14288) was killed in action 1st July 1916; Albert (17950) survived the war.

Lurgan Mail: 24th March 1918:
Military Medal for Lurgan Soldier.
Intimation has been received that Private John Hamilton, 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers (son of Mr W. J. Hamilton, William Street, Lurgan) has been awarded the Military Medal. In adding his congratulations to those of the Divisional and Brigade Commanders, the Battalion Commanding Officer Colonel S. W. Blacker D.S.O. points out that
“This well merited reward has been conferred for Conspicuous Gallantry and devotion to duty in securing and rescuing wounded men from a neighbouring division from “No mans land” on the morning of February 19th, 1917.”

TYNE COT MEMORIAL West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave or Reference Panel Number:
Panel 140 to 141.

J. Hamilton

from information supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our thanks to Richard Edgar for additional information.

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