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HAMILTON, Gen Sir Ian Standish Monteith (1853-1947)

Correspondence as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, 1912-1949

References on this page: HAMILTON: 10


HAMILTON: 10/1-34 Correspondence, Gordon Highlanders, 1912-1949


HAMILTON: 10/1

1912 Aug 22-1913 Dec 9

Correspondence relating to the Gordon Highlanders, including with Lt Col Francis Hugh Neish, regarding donation by Hamilton to subsidise production of another volume of the series Life of a regiment: the history of the Gordon Highlanders (David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1901-); correspondence relating to the Gordon Highlanders' Glasgow Association. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/2

1913 Jun 27,1913 Jul 13

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Frederick Lewis Makgill-Crichton-Maitland, Hamilton's aide-de-camp, regarding parade of Gordon Highlanders at a Levée in London. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 10/3

1914 Nov 28-1916 Dec 25

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, including correspondence with Maj Alexander Walter Frederic Baird, Lt Col George Standish Gage Craufurd, Maj Frederick Lewis Makgill-Crichton-Maitland and other officers of the First and Second Battalions, mainly regarding news of their units on active service and officer promotions; Lt Col Henry Alexander Bethune, commanding Gordon Highlanders Depot, Aberdeen, mainly regarding candidates for regimental subalterns; correspondence relating to the Gordon Highlanders' Glasgow and Edinburgh Associations. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/4

1917 Jan 16-1918 Dec 31

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, including correspondence with Lt Col Frederick Lewis Makgill-Crichton-Maitland, commanding 2 Bn, mainly regarding news of 2 Bn on active service, and progress of the Dardanelles Commission; Capt Harold Maitland Sprot, Royal Military College, regarding candidates for regimental subalterns; Lt Col Henry Alexander Bethune, commanding Gordon Highlanders Depot, Aberdeen, mainly regarding representation of the Gordons at the Commemoration of the First Seven Divisions Ceremony, Albert Hall, London, Nov 1917; Imperial War Graves Commission, regarding designs of gravestones for the Regiment. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/5

1919 Jan 11-1920 Dec 20

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, including correspondence with commanding officers of battalions regarding regimental issues; with Maj Frederick Lewis Makgill-Crichton-Maitland, 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders, attached to the Allied Army of the Black Sea, in Turkey; correspondence regarding candidates for regimental subalterns; correspondence relating to the Gordon Highlanders' Glasgow and Edinburgh Associations. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/6

1921 Feb 2-1923 Dec 23

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, including correspondence with commanding officers of battalions regarding regimental issues of recruitment, dress and battle honours; candidates for regimental subalterns; Hamilton's opening of the Gordon Highlanders' War Memorial Club, Aberdeen. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/7

1924 Jan 15-1924 Dec 29

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, including correspondence with commanding officers of battalions regarding regimental issues of recruitment, dress and battle honours; candidates for regimental subalterns; Hamilton's opening of the Gordon Highlanders' War Memorial Club, Aberdeen. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/8

1924 Dec 30-1926 May 29

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; correspondence relating to the Gordon Highlanders' Glasgow and London Associations. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/9

1926 Jun 1-1927 Oct 17

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns, and including correspondence regarding Gordon Highlanders' Glasgow and Edinburgh Associations; Gordon Highlanders Old Comrades' (London) Association; proposed new regimental history. 1 file.


HAMILTON: 10/10

1927 Nov 1-1928 Dec 29

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; formation of a centralised regimental old comrades' association; presentation of the burial ground of Jean Gordon, wife of Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon, to the Gordon Highlanders. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/11

1929 Jan 7-1929 Dec 28

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; formation of a centralised regimental old comrades' association; storage of regimental colours; regimental alliance with 5 Bn Australian Military Forces (The Victorian Scottish Regt). 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/12

1930 Jan 17-1930 Nov 18

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; production of the regimental history by Lt Col Allan David Greenhill Gardyne; regimental alliance with 6th Infantry South Africa (Duke of Connaught and Strathearn's Own Capetown Highlanders). With photographs of private of 92nd Regt in 1852, and officers and men of 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Foot in 1861, 1870 and 1879. 1 file, 4 photographs


HAMILTON: 10/13

1930 Nov 18-1931 Jun 30

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; restoration of the memorial to Lt Col Sir Alexander Gordon at Waterloo, Belgium. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/14

1931 Jul 1-1932 May 30

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; selection of regimental badge and march. With second annual report of the Gordon Highlanders Association, 1932. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/15

1932 Jun 1-1933 Jan 19

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns, and including correspondence with the National Association for the Employment of Regular Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, relating to employment found for former Gordon Highlanders. With annual report of Gen Sir Charles Harington Harington, General Officer Commanding Aldershot Command, on 2 Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1932. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/16

1933 Feb 1-1933 Sep 27

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; presentation of gifts to allied regiments of the Gordons in Australia, Canada and South Africa. With third annual report of the Gordon Highlanders Association, 1933; manuscript copy of inspection report of Lt Gen Sir John Francis Stanhope Duke Coleridge, General Officer Commanding Peshawar District, India, on 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders at Peshawar, 15 Jun 1933. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/17

1933 Oct 2-1934 Feb 19

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns. With photograph of Capt A H Cecil Walker-Leigh at Simla, India, 1894. 1 file, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 10/18

1934 Feb 3-1934 Sep

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; selection of officers for regimental commands. With fourth annual report of the Gordon Highlanders' Regimental Association, 29 Jan 1934; memorandum from Lt Gen Sir Archibald Rice Cameron, General Officer Commanding Scottish Command, regarding statistics of recruitment to the Gordon Highlanders, 24 Apr 1934. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/19

1934 Oct 2-1935 Feb 15

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; ceremonial meeting of the first and second battalions, Gordon Highlanders, at Gibraltar, Jan 1935. With fifth annual report of the Gordon Highlanders' Regimental Association, 12 Jan 1935; memorandum from the War Office, regarding statistics of recruitment to the Gordon Highlanders, 18 Jan 1935. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/20

1935 Feb 17-1935 Jun 24

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; progress of regimental history. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/21

1935 Jun 25-1935 Sep 7

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; submission to the War Office of additional battle honours for the regiment; progress of regimental history. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/22

1935 Sep 9-1935 Dec 2

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; prospects of appointment of a new Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/23

1935 Dec 6-1936 Mar 30

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns. With sixth annual report of the Gordon Highlanders' Regimental Association, 28 Jan 1936. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/24

1936 Mar 31-1936 Aug 1

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns; progress of regimental history. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/25

1936 Aug 1-1936 Dec 20

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/26

1936 Dec 31-1937 Apr 29

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to the presentation of new colours to the regiment by Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester, at Edinburgh on 28 Apr 1937. With seventh annual report of the Gordon Highlanders' Regimental Association, 30 Jan 1937. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/27

1937 Apr 29-1937 Sep 30

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/28

1937 Oct 1-1938 Mar 22

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns. With eighth annual report of the Gordon Highlanders' Association, Jan 1938; statement from the War Office on statistics of recruitment to the Gordon Highlanders, 31 Jan 1938. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/29

1938 Mar 25-1938 Aug 9

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/30

1938 Aug 11-1938 Dec 14

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns. With A man's job-the story of the first mechanised route march of a territorial battalion (5/7 Bn Gordon Highlanders) by G S Fraser (Aberdeen journals Ltd, 1938). 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/31

1938 Sep 22-1939 Mar 2

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to candidates for regimental subalterns. With ninth annual report of the Gordon Highlanders' Association, Jan 1939; order of service, 1 Dec 1938, for unveiling of the memorial to men of the 75th Regt killed at Badli-Ki-Serai, near Delhi, India, (Indian Mutiny, 8 Jun 1857), and seven photographs of the memorial and service. 1 file, 7 photographs


HAMILTON: 10/32

1939 Feb 20-1940 Jul 23

Correspondence of Hamilton as Colonel and former Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, mainly relating to Hamilton's resignation as Colonel, and his succession by Maj Gen Sir James Lauderdale Gilbert Burnett of Leys, 13th Bt; candidates for regimental subalterns; proposed abolition by the War Office of the wearing of the kilt on active service. With tenth annual report of the Gordon Highlanders' Association, Jan 1940. 1 file


HAMILTON: 10/33

1940 Jul 3-1942 Aug 26

Correspondence of Hamilton as former Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, including Hamilton's meesage for Gordon POWs in Germany, 22 Feb 1941; eleventh annual report of the Gordon Highlanders' Association, Feb 1941; photograph of Lt Col William Henry Dick-Cunyngham, Victoria Cross [1890s]. With correspondence relating to Hamilton's speech for the Ministry of Information at Inverness, Scotland, on 4 Sep 1940, regarding the surrender of the 51 (Highland) Div at St Valery-en-Caux, France on 12 Jun 1940. 1 file, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 10/34

1942 Oct 29-1949 Nov 10

Correspondence of Hamilton as former Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders, including correspondence with Maj Gen Sir James Lauderdale Gilbert Burnett of Leys, 13th Bt, Colonel of the regiment, mainly regarding welfare activities for serving Gordons and their relatives; copy letter from Hamilton, 28 Apr 1944, containing his reminiscences of Maj Gen Sir Hector Archibald Macdonald in India in 1874. With news bulletin of 5/7 Bn Gordon Highlanders Welfare Committee, Oct 1942; thirteenth and fifteenth annual reports of the Gordon Highlanders Association, Feb 1943, Feb 1945. 1 file

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