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

Correspondence with officer acquaintances, 1916-1947

References on this page: HAMILTON: 14/3/1-14


HAMILTON: 14/3/1

1916 Jan 6-1916 Dec 22

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with promotion, re-employment or commissions, including Capt Philip Babington, Royal Flying Corps; Maj W T Charley; Maj R M Christie; Henry Dauncey Cornish; Lt Brian L Dowling, Royal Flying Corps; Roger Eliot Fry; Rev Henry A Hall, former chaplain to 29 Div in Gallipoli; Lt Col Alexander W King; Major Sir Bryan Baldwin Mawddwy Leighton, 9th Bt; Maj F H S Le Mesurier; Capt Francis Washington Lethbridge; Lt G C T Speirs; Capt Patrick H Shaw-Stewart. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/2

1917 Jan 18-1918 Dec 23

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with promotion, re-employment or commissions, including Capt L J Beirne; Lt H S Blackwood; Lt Col Charles Leonard Flick; Maj Howard Herries-Crosbie; Capt Francis Montague Livingston-James; Lt A P Lindsay; Captain Hughes Campbell Lockyer RN; Everard Meynell; Capt G A N Robertson; Brig Gen John Robinson Royston; Maj W H Salmon; Lt Gen Sir Robert Irvin Scallon. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/3

1919 Jan 3-1921 Dec 30

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with promotion, re-employment, commissions, pensions, demobilisation; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including with Maj Gen Francis Seymour Inglefield, regarding Inglefield's future employment; Maj A H Mure, relating to Mure's future career and book With the incomparable29th (W and R Chambers, London and Edinburgh, 1919); Lt Col Patrick Richard Butler, relating to Butler's future career and book A galloper at Ypres and some subsequent adventures (T Fisher Unwin, London, 1920); Gen Sir James Willcocks regarding Willcocks' availability as a potential commander of 9 Corps for operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli; Maj Gen Sir William Sefton Brancker, regarding Hamilton's The soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1921); Brig Gen Edward Allan Wood, regarding Wood's claim for the award of the Victoria Cross for his actions commanding 55 Bde at Villers Bretonneaux, Western Front, 4 Apr 1918. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/4

1922 Jan 1-1923 Dec 31

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with promotion, re-employment, commissions, pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including R Adm Alexander Percy Davidson; Brig Gen John Patrick McGlinn; German Col Ernst Heyne; Col G H Edington, regarding Edington's book With the 1/1st Lowland Field Ambulance in Gallipoli (Alex Macdougall, Edinburgh, 1920); Lt Col Patrick Richard Butler, regarding disbandment of the Royal Irish Regt. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/5

1923 Dec 22-1926 May 7

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with promotion, re-employment, commissions, pensions, decorations; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including W Rowntree Horend, former Engineer Officer on Steam Ship RIVER CLYDE at Gallipoli on 25 Apr 1915, regarding lack of troop evacuation ports on the ship; Col Herbert Charles Woodcock, Conservative MP for Everton, regarding the use by the Labour candidate of a British Legion speech by Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/6

1926 Jun 3-1930 May 2

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with promotion, re-employment, commissions, pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/7

1930 May 31-1932 May 18

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with promotion, re-employment, commissions, pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including with Col James Lewis Sleeman, regarding the development in India in 1906 of the British Army 1908 pattern entrenching tool. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/8

1932 May 19-1934 Jan 12

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with re-employment, commissions and pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including FM Sir Philip Walhouse Chetwode, 7th Bt, Commander-in-Chief India; Brig Gen Claude John Perceval, formerly commanding 86 Bde at Gallipoli; Maj Alexander J Battine, late Royal Field Artillery, regarding evacuation of artillery from Gallipoli. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/9

1933 Dec 28-1935 Aug 8

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with financial assistance, re-employment, commissions, decorations and pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including Humphrey Verdon Roe, regarding Roe's supercession of promotion to Captain in 1901; with Maj Fred Waite, author of The New Zealanders at Gallipoli (Auckland, 1921), regarding Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, war correspondent on Gallipoli; Capt Hughes Campbell Lockyer RN, regarding apparent contradictions in orders for the naval bombardment of beaches on Gallipoli on 25 Apr 1915. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/10

1935 Sep 25-1936 Jul 22

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with financial assistance, re-employment, commissions and pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including Capt Hughes Campbell Lockyer RN, regarding the naval bombardment of beaches on Gallipoli on 25 Apr 1915; Maj William Augustus Adam, late 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, requesting Hamilton to reinvestigate Adam's punishment by the War Office for alleged violations of King's regulations. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/11

1936 Aug 31-1937 Jul 12

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with financial assistance, re-employment, commissions and pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including Japanese Lt Gen S Fujii. 1 file, 2 photographs


HAMILTON: 14/3/12

1937 Aug 10-1938 Nov 18

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with financial assistance, re-employment, commissions and pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including FM Sir Cyril John Deverell, regarding Hamilton's remarks on the appointment of Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, as Chief of the Imperial General Staff; French Maj Gen de Piépape, former Chief of Staff to French Gen Henri Joseph Étienne Gouraud; Col John Woodhouse Barrett Field, late Australian Imperial Force. With 'We must have compulsory military training', article by Brig Gen Sir Walter Robert Ludlow, reprinted from The Warwick County News (1938). 1 file, 2 photographs


HAMILTON: 14/3/13

1938 Dec 9-1940 Sep 17

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with re-employment and commissions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including greetings from Lt H W Brade RN, former Chief Electrician RN battleship HMS SWIFTSURE, regarding Brade's design of grenades used at Gallipoli from Aug 1915; greetings from Turkish Maj Gen Kemal Ochri, former Staff officer at Gallipoli; Capt William Alexander Gerhardi, novelist, regarding his registration with Army Officers' Emergency Reserve; correspondence relating to the notification of the death of Lt David Sturge Crichton, 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders, in Friesling POW hospital, Germany, on 29 Aug 1941; copy letter, 11 Aug 1940, from Maj Malcom Grane Munthe, Assistant Military Attaché at Stockholm, Sweden, regarding his recent escape from Norway to Sweden. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/3/14

1940 Jun 20-1947 Jul 13

Correspondence with active, retired and prospective officers and their relatives, seeking Hamilton's help with promotion, re-employment, commissions, pensions; correspondence with officer acquaintances and officers who had served with Hamilton in previous campaigns, including copy letter from Lt Col Bryan Mayfield, commanding 2 Bn Scots Guards, 22 Apr 1941, describing recent battalion news in North Africa; letter from Capt Edward Unwin RN, 22 Jul 1943, criticising the lack of resources allocated to operations at Gallipoli in 1915 in contrast to the Allied landings on Sicily on 10 Jul 1943 (operation HUSKY); verses composed by Guardsman John A Banner, 2 Bn Scots Guards, in memory of Capt Harold Stone Knight, killed in Libya in 1941. With regimental news letter of 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles, Feb 1944. 1 file

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