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

Force orders issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Apr-Oct 1915

References on this page: HAMILTON: 7/5/1-31


HAMILTON: 7/5/1

1915 Apr 13

Force order number 1, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, outlining general plan for landings by ANZAC at Gaba Tepe and by 29 Div at Cape Helles. With two diagrams of landing beaches and transports allocated to landings at V, W and X Beaches. 9pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/2

1915 Apr 19

Force order number 2, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, detailing allocation of military landing officers. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/3

1915 Apr 20

Force order number 3, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding intercommunication of transports and use of naval searchlights during the landings. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/4

1915 Apr 21

'Soldiers of France and of the King', special force order issued by Hamilton to all troops prior to landings on Gallipoli. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/5

1915 Apr 22

Force order number 4, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding instructions for firing at aircraft, and dress of sailors and marines on shore. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/6

1915 May 5

Force order number 5, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, outlining general plan for advance of 29 Div and French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient on Krithia village and Achi Baba (subsequently known as Second Battle of Krithia). With order of battle of 29 Div and Composite Australian, New Zealand and Naval Div. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/7

1915 May 9

Force order number 7, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding divisional responsibilities for holding trenches, and alterations to divisional composition during Second Battle of Krithia. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/8

1915 May 11

Force order number 8, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding nature of future Allied offensives, and instructions for siting of trenches, machine guns, artillery cover, and telephone wires. 5pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/9

1915 May 13

Force order number 9, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding attachment for duty of Royal Naval Armoured Car Div. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/10

1915 May 13

Force order number 10, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding future divisional responsibilities for holding sections of Helles front. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/11

1915 May 13

Force order number 11, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding expenditure of artillery ammunition. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/12

1915 May 14

Force order number 12, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, with further instructions to force order 10. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/13

1915 May 17

Force order number 13, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding termination of Composite Div, and establishment of Royal Naval Division in order of battle. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/14

1915 May 21

Force order number 14, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding organisation and attachments for duty of Royal Naval Armoured Car Div. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/15

1915 May 23

Force order number 15, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, with instructions to General Officers Commanding army corps and divisions to render maps of position of Allied and enemy trenches. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/16

1915 May 24

Force order number 16, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, with instructions for 42 (East Lancs) Div and Royal Naval Division to be placed under command of Lt Gen Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/17

1915 May 25

Force order number 17, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, explaining significance of previous Allied operations, and estimates of Turkish opposition and casualties. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/18

1915 May 25

Memorandum AC 1, AC 2 and GS 5 issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, with instructions to platoon commanders for conduct required for occupation and relief of trenches. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/19

1915 May 30

Force order number 18, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding issue of new maps. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/20

1915 Jun 2

Force order number 19, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding names of features on official map. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/21

1915 Jun 2

Instructions to General Officers Commanding army corps, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, outlining general plan for advance on Krithia village and Achi Baba (subsequently known as Third Battle of Krithia). 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/22

1915 Jun 9

Special force order issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, reassuring all troops of forthcoming reinforcements. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/23

1915 Jun 26

Force order number 20, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding conduct in the event of Turkish gas attack, and instructing enemy trenches to be rushed immediately after cessation of artillery bombardments. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/24

1915 Jul 17

Special order issued to 52 (Lowland) Div by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, with congratulations on conduct during the action of Achi Baba Nullah, 12-13 Jul. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/25

1915 Jul 17

Special force order issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, anticipating Turkish general offensive, and informing of alleged weak Turkish morale and heavy enemy casualties. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/26

1915 Jul 27

Force order number 21, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding issue of new official map. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/27

1915 Jul 28

Force order number 22, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding transfer of section of Helles front from 8 Corps to French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/28

1915 Jul 30

Force order number 23, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding insertion and substitution of names of features on new official map. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/29

1915 Jul 31

Force order number 24, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding amendments to force order 23. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/5/30

1915 Aug 2

Force order number 25, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, outlining general plan for landing of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay. 7pp


HAMILTON: 7/5/31

1915 Oct 11

Force order number 26, issued by General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, regarding transfer of section of Helles front from French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient to 8 Corps. 1p

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