PETER FISHER PERCIVAL HAMILTON

ROYAL ARTILLERY
A cabinet card photograph of Captain Peter Fisher Percival Hamilton, Royal
Artillery by Alexander Bassano, 25 Old Bond Street, London.

Peter Fisher Percival Hamilton was born in Ireland circa 1851, and was
commissioned a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on the 15th of December,
1871.  Lieutenant Hamilton served in the 2nd Afghan War of 1878-80, and
was present in the engagements at Ahmed Khel and Urzoo near Ghuznee and
received the medal for the 2nd Afghan War with clasp for Ahmed Khel
which he is wearing in the photo.  He was promoted to Captain on the 25th
of July, 1881, and Major on the 15th of August, 1888.   

Peter Fisher Percival Hamilton married Janet G. Lord, an American from
New York.  They had two sons, Arthur Percival born in Essex in 1895 and
Hans Patrick born in India in 1890, and a daughter, Kathleen M., born in
Essex in 1887.Major Peter Fisher Percival died in Warwickshire on the 4th
of March, 1896, at the age of 46 while still serving with the Royal
Artillery.


Arthur Percival Hamilton, the eldest son, was commissioned into the Queen’s
West Surrey Regiment and while a Captain serving as Adjutant of the 18th
Battalion London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) TF was awarded the
Military Cross for gallantry during the battle of Loos on the 25th of
September, 1915.  On the 15th of September, 1916, then a Lieutenant-
Colonel serving with the 19th Battalion, Arthur Percival Hamilton was killed
in action at High Wood, The Somme, while leading an attack.