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George Fullard HAMILTON

Regimental number108
Place of birthCambewarra, New South Wales
Other NamesHAMILTON, G F
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectric mechanic
Address16 Gibbs Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Fullard Hamilton, Senr 16 Gibbs Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the 2nd Infantry Bn; served for 1.25 years in the Submarine Miners
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 13), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
29
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Harriet HAMILTON, 16 Gibbes Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915; admitted to No. 1 Australian General Hospital (gun shot wound, thigh), Alexandria, 1 May 1915; transferred to convalescent camp, Alexandria, 10 May 1915; discharged to duty, Alexandria, 14 May 1915; embarked Alexandria to rejoin unit at Gallipoli, 16 May 1915; rejoined 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 21 May 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 5 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMILTON George Fullard

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