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

Papers, 1915-1936, relating to the efficiency of officers of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and to operations at Suvla Bay and Sari Bair, Gallipoli, Aug-Sep 1915

References on this page: HAMILTON: 7/2/1-64


HAMILTON: 7/2/1

1915 May 25-26,1915 Jul 28

Correspondence of General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding transfer of Lt Col [Harry Douglas] Farquharson from liaison duties at HQ of French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient, to base duties at Alexandria, Egypt, due to alleged stress of shell fire. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/2

1915 May 29-30

Correspondence between Lt Gen Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston, General Officer Commanding 29 Div, and General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding the alleged nervous breakdown of Brig Gen Richard William Breeks, commanding 29 Div artillery. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/3

1915 Jun 9-1915 Sep 8

Correspondence relating to the refusal of Lt Gen Sir Bryan Thomas Mahon, General Officer Commanding 10 (Irish) Div, to serve under Maj Gen Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, including correspondence between Hamilton and FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, regarding Mahon's ability to command 10 Div, and the supersession of Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford and Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley; correspondence between Hamilton and Mahon, regarding Mahon's disinclination to serve under de Lisle, and Mahon's subsequent reappointment to command 10 Div. 1 file, 33 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/4

1915 Jun 15

Copy telegram correspondence between Hamilton and FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, comprising Hamilton's request for Maj Gen Hon Julian Hedworth George Byng and Maj Gen Sir Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 2nd Bt, to serve as corps commanders at Gallipoli; Kitchener's reply that Lt Gen Sir Bryan Thomas Mahon and Lt Gen Sir John Spencer Ewart should serve instead on grounds of seniority. With manuscript notes by Hamilton on Ewart's physical fitness. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/5

1915 Jul 14-1930 Jan 13

Correspondence relating to Maj Gen Granville George Algernon Egerton being relieved of command of 52 (Lowland) Div, including correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston, General Officer Commanding 8 Corps, regarding Egerton's nervous exhaustion, 14-19 Jul 1915; correspondence between Hamilton, FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Egerton, and Maj Gen Sir William Douglas, temporarily commanding 8 Corps, regarding morale of Egerton and 52 Div, 5 Aug-1 Oct 1915; copy correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Frederick Spencer Robb, Military Secretary to Kitchener, regarding future posts for Egerton, 10 Mar 1916; copies of correspondence relating to Egerton's command of 52 Div, sent by Mary Forbes Shield to Compton Mackenzie, 13 Jan 1930. 1 file, 24 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/6

1915 Jul 21-1915 Oct 7

Correspondence between General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and Maj Gen Granville George Algernon Egerton, General Officer Commanding 52 (Lowland) Div, relating to Egerton's request to relieve Brig Gen Patrick William Hendry of the command of 157 Bde. 1 file, 18 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/7

1915 Aug 1-5

Correspondence between Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and Maj Gen Sir William Douglas, temporarily commanding 8 Corps, regarding the poor morale of 52 (Lowland) Div, and Douglas's continued command of 8 Corps. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/8

1915 Aug 6-8

Manuscript signal log of General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, listing incoming operational messages from 8 Corps, French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient, and aircraft in South (Helles) Zone, mainly relating to offensive of 8 Corps at Helles. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/9

1915 Aug 6-9

Manuscript signal log of General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, listing incoming operational messages from North (Anzac and Suvla) Zone, comprising messages from 9 Corps and 11 (Northern) Div on progress of landings at Suvla Bay; from ANZAC and staff officer Maj the Hon Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven at Anzac, regarding progress of battle of Sari Bair; from staff officer Lt Col Cecil Faber Aspinall at Suvla, on the failure of 9 Corps to advance. 5pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/10

1915 Aug 6-10

Typed copy of war diary of 13 (Western) Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, during the battle of Sari Bair. 15pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/11

1915 Aug 7

Telegram correspondence relating to movements of 31 Bde at Suvla Bay, comprising order from 9 Corps to 31 Bde to land, advance and maintain contact with 11 (Northern) Div; order from 11 Div requesting 31 Bde to attack Yilghin Burnu (Chocolate Hill); signal from 31 Bde to 11 Div notifying absence of units of 32 Bde and 34 Bde on left flank of 31 Bde; order from 11 Div to 31 Bde, requiring 31 Bde to join attack on Yilghin Burnu with units of 32 Bde, 33 Bde and 34 Bde under Brig Gen William Henry Sitwell. 1 file, 4 telegrams


HAMILTON: 7/2/12

1915 Aug 8

Telegram correspondence relating to the inability of Hamilton and staff to sail to Suvla Bay in RN destroyer HMS ARNO, comprising three signals between Hamilton and R Adm Stuart Nicholson on board RN battleship HMS EXMOUTH, regarding problems with boilers in the ARNO; typed extracts from signal logs of EXMOUTH and RN yacht TRIAD. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/2/13

1915 Aug 9

Telegram B218 from Hamilton to Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, expressing concern at failure of 11 (Northern) Div to advance from Suvla Bay, and requesting Stopford to secure Aja Liman Anafarta Ridge. Four copies, two with manuscript remarks by Hamilton. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/14

1915 Aug 9

Typed copy of message from Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to Hamilton stating his inability to advance due to his need to secure gap between Anafarta Sagir and Ismail Oglu Tepe, Gallipoli. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/15

1915 Aug 9

Manuscript extract of telegram from Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of General Staff Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, to Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford, urging him to personally organise an advance on W Hills, Gallipoli. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/16

1915 Aug 9

Typed copy of reply of Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of General Staff Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, advising of his inability to advance further until 10 Aug 1915 due to exhaustion of his troops. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/17

1915 Aug 9

Manuscript memorandum from Hamilton to Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of General Staff Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, on the necessity of 9 Corps understanding importance of an immediate advance. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/18

1915 Aug 10

Typed copy of telegram GS104 from Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to Hamilton, attributing failure of 9 Corps to gain heights above Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, due to the inexperience of his troops and their lack of water and artillery. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/19

1915 Aug 11

Letter from Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to Hamilton, informing him of Stopford's failure to capture the Anafarta Ridge, Gallipoli, due to the inexperience and poor morale of 53 (Welsh) Div. 3pp (One copy in Stopford's hand, two typescript copies)


HAMILTON: 7/2/20

1915 Aug 11

Telegram BM 10 from Bde Maj, 163 Bde, 54 (East Anglian) Div, to Brig Gen Capel Molyneux Brunker, General Officer Commanding 163 Bde, informing of advance of 163 Bde on Kuchuk Anafarta Ova, and urgently requesting more water. Two copies. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/21

1915 Aug 11

Manuscript extract from the diary of Capt Frederick Lewis Makgill-Crichton-Maitland, aide-de-camp to Hamilton, recording their journey in the RN special service yacht IMOGENE to Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, to meet Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford. 1p. With typed copy


HAMILTON: 7/2/22

1915 Aug 11

Telegram to Hamilton from FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, suggesting supersession of Maj Gen Granville George Algernon Egerton, General Officer Commanding 52 (Lowland) Div. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/23

1915 Aug 11-1915 Sep 15

Telegram correspondence between Hamilton and FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, regarding the supersession of Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, and the despatch of Lt Gen Hon Sir Julian Hedworth George Byng, Maj Gen Frederick Stanley Maude and Maj Gen Edward Arthur Fanshawe as replacements for superseded 9 Corps generals. With associated telegram correspondence between General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and Stopford relating to his relinquishment of 9 Corps. 1 file, 23 telegrams


HAMILTON: 7/2/24

1915 Aug 13-14

Manuscript copy by Hamilton of notes taken by Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of Staff Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, of an interview between Hamilton and Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford on board RN Yacht HMS TRIAD on 13 Aug 1915, relating to the failure of 9 Corps to advance from Suvla Bay, and the perceived pessimistic attitude of Stopford and his divisional generals. 2pp With typescript copy.


HAMILTON: 7/2/25

1915 Aug 13-1915 Aug 21

Correspondence relating to requests from Georgina Elizabeth Ward, Dowager Countess of Dudley, and Capt Sir George Compton Alexander Arthur, 3rd Bt, Private Secretary to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, that Lt Col William Humble ('Eddie') Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley, 1st Bn The Worcestershire Yeomanry (The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars), be given a temporary staff appointment due to his lameness. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/26

1915 Aug 14

Letter from Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to Hamilton, requesting that he be allowed to give Maj Gen Hon John Edward Lindley, General Officer Commanding 53 (Welsh) Div, a further opportunity of improving his division. 4pp (One copy in Stopford's hand, one typescript copy)


HAMILTON: 7/2/27

1915 Aug 15

Manuscript letter from Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to Hamilton, acknowledging Hamilton's decision to relieve him of command of 9 Corps. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/28

1915 Aug 16

Copy telegram from Hamilton to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, repeating letter of 15 Aug sent to Hamilton by Lt Col Rt Hon Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard, commanding 5 Bn The Royal Irish Rifles, stating that Granard disagreed with the conduct of the Gallipoli Campaign, and had made his views known to George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland and fellow Privy Councillors, with Hamilton's reply of 16 Aug 1915. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/29

1915 Aug 18

Manuscript letter from Maj Gen Hon John Edward Lindley, General Officer Commanding 53 (Welsh) Div to Maj Gen Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, resigning his command of 53 Div due to its unsatisfactory state. With Lindley's list of staff officers of 53 Div for recommendation of favourable mention. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/30

1915 Aug 18-1915 Sep 7

Copy correspondence relating to the supersession of Brig Gen William Henry Sitwell as General Officer Commanding 34 Bde for failures associated with the attack on Yilghin Burnu (Chocolate Hill), Suvla on 7 Aug 1915, including signals between Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, General Officer Commanding 11 (Northern) Div and HQ 9 Corps regarding Hammersley's request to replace Sitwell, 18 Aug 1915; letter from Sitwell to Hammersley with Sitwell's account of his operations 6-18 Aug 1915. 12pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/31

1915 Aug 18-1915 Nov 13

Typed copy of report by Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to the War Office, 18 Aug 1915, on operations of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 6-15 Aug 1915. With appendices of Stopford's orders for landing of 9 Corps at Suvla, 31 Jul 1915 and 3 Aug 1915. 21pp (Contains manuscript annotations by Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite). With letter to Hamilton from Maj Gen Sir Frederick Spender Robb, Military Secretary, War Office, forwarding Stopfords' report, 6 Nov 1915, and letter to Hamilton from Braithwaite, containing Braithwaite's remarks on Stopford's report, 13 Nov 1915. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/2/32

1915 [Aug 18]

Report of Brig Gen Felix Frederic Hill, General Officer Commanding 31 Bde, on operations of 10 (Irish) Div, 15-16 Aug 1915, relating to its advance on Kiretch Tepe Ridge. One manuscript original, one typescript copy. 5pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/33

1915 Aug 19-1915 Oct 13

Correspondence relating to the appointment of Brig Gen Godfrey Williams as Engineer-in-Chief, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and the supersession of Brig Gen Alexander William Roper to the same post, including telegram correspondence between Hamilton and FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, and correspondence between Hamilton and Roper regarding Roper's disinclination to serve under Williams. 1 file, 18 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/34

1915 Aug 19-1915 Sep 29

Telegram correspondence between Hamilton and FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, regarding the appointment of Brig Gen Godfrey Williams as Engineer-in-Chief, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and the supercession of Brig Gen Alexander William Roper to the same post. 1 file, 6 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/35

1915 Aug 19,1915 Nov 19

Typed copy of report, 19 Aug 1915, by Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, General Officer Commanding 11 (Northern) Div, to Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, relating to operations of 11 Div at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 6-19 Aug 1915, including landing at B and C Beaches, 6-7 Aug 1915; advance on Yilghin Burnu (Chocolate Hill), 7 Aug 1915. 10pp. Typescript copy of letter from Hammersley to Hamilton, 19 Nov 1915, with recommendations of units of 11 Div rendering distinguished service at Suvla Bay, for mention in Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/36

1915 Aug 20-1915 Sep 1

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Hon John Edward Lindley, former General Officer Commanding 53 (Welsh) Div, relating to Lindley's request to be mentioned in Hamilton's dispatches, and Hamilton's condemnation of the conduct of 53 (Welsh) Div in regard to its retreat from Scimitar Hill on 10 Aug 1915 following the Suvla Bay landings. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/37

Undated[1915]

Typescript war diary of Capt Betham Wilkins Shuttleworth, Bde Maj of 32 Bde, 11 (Northern) Div, reporting operations of 32 Bde at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 6-21 Aug 1915, including landing on B Beach; capture of Lala Baba, Hill 10 and Chocolate Hill; entrenching at Sulajik; attempts to advance on Tekke Tepe and Anafarta Sagir; attack on W Hills. With appendices comprising details of 32 Bde strength during Aug; troops belonging and attached to 32 Bde; names of 32 Bde staff; report by Maj Maximilian David Wood, commanding 9 Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regt on advance on Abrikja and retreat to Sulajik, 8-9 Aug 1915; seven manuscript maps, illustrating attacks on Lala Baba and Hill 10; position of 32 Bde on 7-8 Aug 1915; trench line held by 32 Bde, 12-18 Aug 1915; position of 32 Bde on 20 Aug 1915; attack by 32 Bde on 21 Aug 1915 (scales 1:10,000 and 1:20,000). 49pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/38

[1915]

Manuscript account [by Capt Marmion Carr Ferrers-Guy, 9 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers] of operations of his battalion with 34 Bde, 11 (Northern) Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 6-22 Aug 1915, including landing at A Beach, Suvla Bay and capture of Hill 10, 7 Aug 1915; offensive on W Hills, 21 Aug 1915. 7pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/39

1915 Aug 29-1915 Sep 17

Correspondence between Hamilton and War Office, regarding Hamilton's request for replacement of Surgeon Gen William George Birrell by Surgeon Gen Walter George Augustus Bedford as Director of Medical Services, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/40

1915 Sep 1-1915 Sep 3

Telegram correspondence between Hamilton, George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, and Maj Gen Francis Seymour Inglefield, General Officer Commanding 54 (East Anglian) Div, relating to news of the fate of 5 Bn Norfolk Regt which disappeared without trace during the advance of 12 Aug on Tekke Tepe to clear village of Anafarta Ova. 1 file, 5 telegrams


HAMILTON: 7/2/41

1915 Sep 3-1915 Oct 2

Correspondence relating to the alleged unpopularity of Lt Col Reginald de Hardwicke Burton with his men of 1st Newfoundland Regt, including correspondence between the War Office, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and Lt Gen Hon Sir Julian Hedworth George Byng, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps. 1 file, 8 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/42

1915 Sep 4

Typescript report from Maj Gen Francis Seymour Inglefield, General Officer Commanding 54 (East Anglian) Div, to Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of General Staff, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, relating to the disappearance without trace of part of 5 Bn Norfolk Regt during the advance of 12 Aug 1915 on Tekke Tepe to clear village of Anafarta Ova. With nominal roll of the battalion's Sandringham Company, listing those present and missing. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/43

1915 Sep 12

Typescript memorandum from Maj Gen Frederick Stanley Maude, General Officer Commanding 13 (Western) Div, to Lt Gen Hon Sir Julian Hedworth George Byng, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, regarding suitability of Lt Col George Wyndham Chichester Knatchbull as officer commanding 38 Bde. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/2/44

1915 Sep 15

Typed copy of letter from Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, to Lt Gen Sir William Riddell Birdwood, General Officer Commanding ANZAC, regarding Birdwood's request for promotion of Maj Cyril Mosley Wagstaff to Brigadier General, General Staff, ANZAC. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/45

1915 Sep

Typescript despatch of Lt Gen Sir William Riddell Birdwood, General Officer Commanding ANZAC, reporting operations of ANZAC during the battle of Sari Bair, 6-10 Aug. With appendices of composition of columns attacking Sari Bair, 8-9 Aug. 31pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/46

1915 Oct 4-5

Secret telegraph no 8515, 4 Oct 1915, from FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, to Hamilton, enquiring if Hamilton would replace Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of General Staff, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF), with Maj Gen Launcelot Edward Kiggell, Director of Home Defence, War Office, due to unofficial reports from Gallipoli criticising staff officers of General Headquarters, MEF (manuscript copy in Braithwaite's hand). With manuscript copy by Hamilton of his reply (telegraph no MF 732) to Kitchener, maintaining his confidence in Braithwaite and discounting unofficial reports, 5 Oct 1915. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/47

1915 Oct 15-16

Secret telegraph no 8753, 15 Oct 1915, from FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, to Hamilton, informing him of the decision of the War Cabinet to replace Hamilton as General Officer Commanding Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF) with Gen Sir Charles Carmichael Monro. Deciphered by Hamilton. 4pp. With Hamilton's reply (telegraph no H12), 16 Oct 1915, acknowledging Kitchener's instructions. 1p (manuscript copy in hand of Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of General Staff, MEF)


HAMILTON: 7/2/48

1915 Oct 26

Typescript report by Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to Hamilton, on operations of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 6-15 Aug 1915. With appendix of Stopford's recommendations of HQ staff of 9 Corps who rendered distinguished service. 17pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/49

1915 Oct 28

Manuscript letter by Lt Col Cecil Faber Aspinall to Hamilton, relating to Aspinall's account of his activities on 8 Aug 1915, including his visit to Suvla Bay and signalling of the failure of 9 Corps to advance. With enclosed copy telegram correspondence regarding arrangements for Lt Gen Hon Sir Julian Hedworth George Byng, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, to submit a despatch on operations at Suvla Bay with information supplied by Lt Gen Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford. 8pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/50

1915 Nov 20

Typescript report submitted by Hamilton to the War Office, with his observations on the despatch of Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford, 18 Aug 1915, reporting operations of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, mainly comprising Hamilton's refutations of Stopford's assertions regarding the reluctance of Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, General Officer Commanding 11 (Northern) Div, to advance from Suvla on 8 Aug 1915, and alleged deficiencies of drinking water and artillery. With appendix of estimates of number of Turkish troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 6-22 Aug 1915. 22pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/51

1916 Jan 11-1916 Jun 6

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Felix Frederic Hill, formerly commanding 31 Bde, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding inaccuracies in Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915 relating to work of 31 Bde at Suvla Bay on 7 Aug 1915. With letter from Hill to Maj Gen Frederick Hammersely, formerly General Officer Commanding 11 (Northern) Div, regarding the advance of 31 Bde on Lala Baba and capture of Chocolate Hill on 7 Aug 1915. 1 file, 8 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/52

1916 Jan 16-1916 Mar 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, Minister without Portfolio; Lt Gen Sir Henry Crichton Sclater, Adjutant General to the Forces; Lt Gen Sir (Cecil Frederick) Nevil Macready, Adjutant General to the Forces; Kenneth Lyon, Private Secretary to the Adjutants General, relating to differences in the wording of passages of Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915, the report by Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to the War Office of 18 Aug 1915, and the report by Stopford to Hamilton of 26 Oct 1915, in Stopford's description of his attempts to urge the divisional generals of 9 Corps to advance from Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 8 Aug 1915. 1 file, 6 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/53

1916 Feb 28

Letter from Hamilton to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, relating to differences in the wording of passages of Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915, the report by Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to the War Office of 18 Aug 1915, and the report by Stopford to Hamilton of 26 Oct 1915, in Stopford's description of his attempts to urge the divisional generals of 9 Corps to advance from Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 8 Aug 1915. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/54

1916

Printed comparison between passages of Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915; the report by Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford to the War Office of 18 Aug 1915; the report by Stopford to Hamilton of 26 Oct 1915; all relating to differences in the wording of Stopford's description of his attempts to urge the divisional generals of 9 Corps to advance from Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 8 Aug 1915. 1p (Twenty two copies)


HAMILTON: 7/2/55

1916 [Jul 12]

Typescript report by Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, on operations of 11 (Northern) Div, 30 Jun 1915-23 Aug 1915, mainly relating to landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, and advance on Hill 10 and Yilghin Burnu (Chocolate Hill), 7 Aug; advance on Tekke Tepe ridge, 9 Aug; advance on Ismail Oglu Tepe (W Hills), 21 Aug. Two copies, one with manuscript annotations by Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, the other with manuscript annotations by Lt Col Cecil Faber Aspinall. 54pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/56

1916 Jul 14-18

Typed copies of two letters from Hamilton to Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, acknowleding receipt of Hammersley's report on operations of 11 (Northern) Div, 30 Jun 1915-23 Aug 1915, and informing Hammersley of the refusal of the British Government to publish documents collated by Hamilton pertaining to the Gallipoli Campaign. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/57

Undated [1916-1917]

Typescript memorandum by Hamilton entitled 'Memo 8' relating to the dispute between himself and Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford regarding the efficacy of Hamilton's personal intervention at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on 8 Aug 1915, in attempting to urge an advance by Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, General Officer Commanding 11 (Northern) Div. With typed copy of Stopford's notes of his interview with FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, in which Kitchener indicated to Stopford the necessity for a surprise general offensive in the Dardanelles on Hamilton's own initiative, 22 Jun 1915. Two copies. 7pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/58

1918 Mar 2

Typed comments by Hamilton on the war diary of Capt Betham Wilkins Shuttleworth, Bde Maj of 32 Bde, 11 (Northern) Div, reporting operations of 32 Bde at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 6-21 Aug 1915, including Hamilton's reasons for the lack of recognition of the brigade in his despatches, and his allegations of the inertia and poor staff work of 9 Corps HQ and 11 Div HQ. 10pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/59

1919 Apr 28-1919 May 22

Correspondence between Hamilton and Col John Francis Stanhope Duke Coleridge, former General Staff Officer 2, 11 (Northern) Div, at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 1915, relating to the treatment of 11 Div in The Dardanelles Campaign (Nisbet & Co, London, 1918) by Henry Woodd Nevinson, and the allegations made by officers of 6 Bn East Yorkshire Regt of finding the Tekke Tepe ridge, Gallipoli, unoccupied by Turkish troops on 8-9 Aug 1915. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/60

1919 Nov 24-27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Felix Frederic Hill, formerly commanding 31 Bde, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding inaccuracies in The final report of the Dardanelles Commission (HMSO, London, 1919) relating to the inability of 31 Bde to advance on Chocolate Hill at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on 7 Aug 1915. With copies of two telegrams (SC2 and G123) relating to movements of 31 Bde at Suvla Bay on 7 Aug 1915, comprising signal from 31 Bde to 11 (Northern) Div notifying absence of units of 32 Bde and 34 Bde on left flank of 31 Bde; order from 11 Div to 31 Bde, requiring 31 Bde to join attack on attack Yilghin Burnu (Chocolate Hill) with units of 32 Bde, 33 Bde and 34 Bde under Brig Gen William Henry Sitwell. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/61

1919 Dec 19

Typescript extract from statement by Turkish Col Sala-ed-din regarding the absence of Turkish troops in the area between Kiretch Tepe Sirt and Ismail Oglu Tepe, and on Kavak Tepe and Tekke Tepe, above Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 8 Aug 1915. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/2/62

1923 Sep 19-1925 May 6

Correspondence between Hamilton and John Still, late adjutant of 6 Bn East Yorkshire Regt, regarding Still's claims that following the landings at Suvla Bay in Aug 1915, he had been present on the Tekke Tepe ridge on the night of 8-9 Aug 1915, and found it unoccupied by Turkish troops. With related correspondence subsequent to publication of Still's claims, with Hamilton's assistance, in The Times on 30 Oct 1923, including with Brig Gen Felix Frederic Hill, late commanding 31 Bde at Suvla Bay, disputing Still's claims; with Maj Eustace Arthur Bray, Vincent Ziani de Ferranti, and James T Underhill, corroborating Still's claims; 'The Suvla Bay failure-new evidence', article published in The Times, based on Still's claims, 14 Feb 1925; note of casualty statistics at Gallipoli, supplied by Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence on 5 Dec 1923. 1 file, 59 items


HAMILTON: 7/2/63

1925 Aug 11-1936 May 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and John Still, late adjutant of 6 Bn East Yorkshire Regt, including correspondence regarding Still's claims that following the landings at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, he had been present on the Tekke Tepe ridge on the night of 8-9 Aug 1915, and found it unoccupied by Turkish troops; typescripts of Still's reviews of The campaign in Gallipoli by Hans Kannengiesser, translated by C J P Ball (Hutchinson and Co, London, 1928), The official history of the Gallipoli campaign, vol 1 (Heinemann, London, 1929) by Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander, and Gallipoli memories (Cassell and Co, London, 1929) by Compton Mackenzie, subsequently published in The Observer. 1 file, 71 letters


HAMILTON: 7/2/64

1926 Jan 9-1926 Apr 12

Typescript notes, 13 Jan 1926, by Lt Col Betham Wilkins Shuttleworth, late Bde Maj of 32 Bde, 11 (Northern) Div, at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, relating to operations on 6-8 Aug 1915, including landing at B Beach, capture of Hill 10, failure of Brig Gen William Henry Sitwell to advance on Chocolate Hill in the afternoon of 7 Aug 1915, and the refusal of Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley to allow 32 Bde to advance on Ismail Oglu Tepe and Anafarta Sagir on 8 Aug 1915. 9pp. With associated correspondence between Hamilton and Shuttleworth regarding Shuttleworth's notes. 1 file, 8 letters

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