First World War, 1914-1918
British War Medal 1914-20 : Lance Corporal G F Hamilton, 1 Battalion, AIF
British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.
Associated with the service of 108 Lance Corporal George Fullard Hamilton, born in Cambewarra, NSW in 1891. Hamilton, a 22 year old electrical mechanic, enlisted as a private with A Company, 1 Battalion on 17 August 1914 and embarked from Sydney on 18 October aboard HMAT Afric. After three months training in Egypt, Hamilton was promoted to lance corporal and proceeded to Gallipoli where his battalion took part in the second and third waves of the ANZAC landings on 25 April. In the fighting that follow the landing he received a gun shot wound to his right thigh and was evacuated to a hospital in Egypt, rejoining his battalion at Gallipoli on 21 May. Hamilton was killed in the early hours of the morning of 5 June while taking part in an attack launched from Steele’s Post on German Officers’ Trench. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey.