Pte Hamilton - Gordon Highlanders - Spennymoor (Killed)

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    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 6th of September 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images and have any stories and information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • Martin Howe on Nov. 27, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

    Name: John George Hamilton
    Birth Place: Workington, Cumberland (of Scottish descent)
    Birth Date: 1888/89
    Address: 21 Arthur St, Spennymoor, Co Durham
    Occupation: coal miner
    Enlistment Age: 26
    Rank: Private
    Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
    Regimental Number: SRA11103
    Killed in action: 14 Aug 1915 & believed to have died 11 days after arrival in Belgium.
    Place of burial: Chester Farm Cemetery, nr Ypres, Flanders, Belgium

    His name is listed on the War Memorial Cenotaph in Spennymoor.

    Son of Scottish born Robert Hamilton and Jane(nee Cannon) of Scottish descent, of Page Bank, nr Spennymoor, Co Durham.

    Relationship to me - quite distant i.e. uncle of wife of 2nd cousin 1x removed :-)

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