Military Medal G.V.R, (1127 L. Cpl. 12/Midd’x. R.). 1914-15 Star (1127 Pte. Midd’x. R.) British War Medal, with M.I.D. oakleaf, Victory Medal (1127 Pte. Midd’x.R.) 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal. 1127 Lance Corporal C. A. Hamilton, 12th (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, later 2nd Battalion London Regiment GVF/EF
M.M. London Gazette 27 June 1918. Claude George Hamilton was born in Baldock, Hertfordshire, in June 1895.
He served with the 12th (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment in the French theatre of war from 17 November 1915. Hamilton subsequently transferred to the 2nd Battalion, London Regiment. A note with group states won M.M as a runner at Vimmy Ridge, 1941-45 joined A.R.P. fire watch at Watford (information attributed Claude Hamilton)
After the war Hamilton was employed as a reporter by the Hemel Hempstead Gazette. He joined the Watford Observer in 1941 and served with the A.R.P. Fire Watch during the Second War.
After the war Hamilton was employed as the Editor of the Letchworth Citizen, retiring in 1960.
He died in Baldock in 1972. C. A. Hamilton was the son of the above and served as a Signalman with the Royal Corps of Signals during the Second War. M.I.D. London Gazette 29 November 1945 (Italy).
Both sets of medals mounted for display.