A Mutiny and Pegu Campaign Pair to Major George John Hamilton, 1st Madras Fusiliers, who was mentioned in despatches for the Pegu Campaign.

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Condition: Some light contact wear, Generally very fine or better   
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1)       India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Pegu, (LIEUTt. GEO. JOHN HAMILTON. 1ST MADRAS FUSrs)

2)       India Mutiny Medal, no clasp, (CAPt G.J. HAMILTON. 1ST MADRAS FUSrs)

Major George John Hamilton, 1st Madras European Fusiliers. He was born 11th December 1828 in Barking, the son of the Reverend Thomas Neate Hamilton, late of the Bengal Establishment and Curate of Allhallows, Barking. He was accepted as a Cadet for the 1846-47 season and commissioned Ensign 1847, he served as a Lieutenant in the Pegu campaign, and was mentioned in despatches by General Godwin for Pegu. As a reward he was promoted Captain and served during the Mutiny as a Major. He married Louisa M. Field at Caversham on 16th October 1856, he retired from the Madras Infantry on 20th June 1860 and died at Broxbourne on September 11th 1903.