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

Intelligence bulletins, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Jun-Oct 1915

References on this page: HAMILTON: 7/6/1-130


HAMILTON: 7/6/1

1915 Jun 3

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including latest statistics on Turkish 1 Army Corps reinforcements for Gallipoli, and alleged shortages of flour in Constantinople. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/2

1915 Jun 4

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including news of Deutsche Levant Line steamer STAMBUL damaged by an Allied submarine, and shortages of coal and bread in Constantinople. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/3

1915 Jun 5

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including Turkish fears of invasion at Alexandretta, Turkish troop movements in Gallipoli and Smyrna and reported anti-German feelings prevalent in Rumania. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/4

1915 Jun 6

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including capture of Turkish prisoners at Anzac and movements of Turkish 8 Army Corps in Syria. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/5

1915 Jun 7

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of transport by Germans of parts of submarines disguised as machines via Rumania to Turkey; establishment of wireless station at Damascus to intercept British messages from the Persian Gulf; continued evacuation of Adrianople and destruction of forts at Kaik and Yilderum; statistics of Turkish prisoners captured by 42 (East Lancashire) Div and 29 Div. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/6

1915 Jun 8

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, comprising extracts from captured Turkish papers, including orders issued to Turkish 9 Div near Krithia by Halil Sami Bey on 27 May; diary of unidentified Turkish officer, 4 May-5 Jun. 11pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/7

1915 Jun 9

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including captured Turkish orders to 2 Bn, 45 Regt and 1 Bn, 56 Regt issued on 4-5 May south of Krithia for reconnaissance duties; issue of new Turkish medals; statements from captured German naval prisoners employed in Turkish machine gun section, 4 Jun. 10pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/8

1915 Jun 10

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including statistics of Turkish prisoners captured by British, ANZAC and French troops in Gallipoli to 7 Jun. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/9

1915 Jun 11

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including statement from captured Turkish officer regarding Turkish artillery and defence works on Achi Baba. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/10

1915 Jun 12

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of the establishment of a Krupp's munitions factory at Constantinople. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/11

1915 Jun 13

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of probable ceding by the Turkish Government of Adrianople to Bulgaria; the replacement of Turkish officers with German officers; British, Turkish and German submarine activity, 3-8 Jun. 8pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/12

1915 Jun 14

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including shortages of coal and rice in Constantinople; surrender of Turkish forces to Allied force under Maj Gen Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend at Amara, Mesopotamia, 3-4 Jun. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/13

1915 Jun 15

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including transfer of troops to Adrianople and shortage of Turkish artillery ammunition in Gallipoli. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/14

1915 Jun 16

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including arrival of German Light Cruiser BRESLAU to Golden Horn in damaged condition; shortage of coal in Constantinople due to attack on Zungulduk colliery by Russian fleet. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/15

1915 Jun 17

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including anti-German sentiment in Constantinople, Turkish submarine activity in the Golden Horn, and fortification of Adrianople and Kirk Kilisse. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/16

1915 Jun 18

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including scarcity of food in Constantinople; report of alleged addition of chlorine powder to Turkish shells; transfer of Turkish artillery from Adrianople to Gallipoli; Turkish military activity on Bulgarian front. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/17

1915 Jun 19

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported arrival of German chemists at Constantinople for probable manufacture of gases. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/18

1915 Jun 20

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including location of Turkish artillery battery near Hissarlik, Asiatic side of the Straits; wounding in leg of German Gen Otto Victor Carl Liman von Sanders. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/19

1915 Jun 21

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including surrender of Kurds to the Russians, on Caucasian Front, and attempts of Ahmed Djemal Pasha, Turkish Minister of Marine, to be Governor General of an independent Syria. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/20

1915 Jun 22

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including statement from Turkish prisoners of guards in each platoon responsible for the shooting of Turkish soldiers attempting to retreat or surrender; reported presence of Turkish 2 Div on Gallipoli. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/21

1915 Jun 23

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including statistics of Turkish prisoners captured by French troops; reports from India on the organisation of Turkish forces in Mesopotamia. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/22

1915 Jun 24

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including list of Turkish regiments from which prisoners have been captured; reported location of Turkish ammunition parks. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/23

1915 Jun 25

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports from Turkish prisoners on officer casualties, and strength of Turkish companies and battalions. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/24

1915 Jun 26

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported disarmament of German battlecruiser GOEBEN; possible establishment of a German wireless telegraphy station in Persia in return for a loan and a Persian declaration of war with Russia; Turkish reinforcement of fortifications at Chatalja. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/25

1915 Jun 27

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including arrival of Turkish troops in Adrianople from Syria; report from captured Turkish prisoner on difficulty of evacuating Turkish casualties due to Allied submarine operations in the Sea of Marmora. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/26

1915 Jun 28

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of concentration of untrained and badly equipped troops at Adrianople; abandonment by Turks of construction of the railway line between Zungulduk and Ada-Bazar following its destruction by Russian forces. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/27

1915 Jun 29

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of statement in the Bulgarian newspaper Mir of an approach to the Italian ambassador in Constantinople to open peace negotiations with the Allies; report of Austrian forces using shells intended for Turkey. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/28

1915 Jun 30

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including statistics of Turkish prisoners captured by 8 Corps; report of Turkish intention to close the Narrows against the passage of submarines by a net made of wire and anchored buoys. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/29

1915 Jul 1

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including attempts by Germans to transport shells and ammunition through Rumania hidden in false partitions and beer barrels in railway wagons; reputed presence of Enver Pasha, Turkish Minister of War, near Anzac on 29 Jun. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/30

1915 Jul 2

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports from prisoners of movement of Turkish 17 Regt and 18 Regt; information from an Armenian prisoner that Allied forces should attack Turkish positions at 5pm, the usual Turkish mealtime. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/31

1915 Jul 3

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including expectation of a Turkish attack to coincide with the Ramadan festival; strength and casualties of 3 Bn, Turkish 1 Regt from captured papers. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/32

1915 Jul 5

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported movement of Turkish gas bombing artillery to Gallipoli on 30 Jun; translation of Turkish divisional orders of 4 Jun, requiring every officer to read the distributed copy of the pamphlet, 'Experiences of German officers on the Western battlefield'; orders of Turkish 11 (Tripoli) Div for an artillery assault on 21 Jun. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/33

1915 Jul 7

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of work on Turkish fortifications at Chatalja by 60,000 men and mounting of twelve 5.8 inch guns on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; translation of Turkish orders relating to operations of 2 Div near Krithia. 5pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/34

1915 Jul 8

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported mutiny at Chatalja and transfer of Gendarmerie from Constantinople to Gallipoli; translation of orders issued to Turkish 9 Div near Krithia, 6 Jun. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/35

1915 Jul 9

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including confirmation of the suicide of Suleman Askezi, commander of the Turkish army in Mesopotamia; translation of orders issued to Turkish 9 Div near Krithia, 9 Jun. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/36

1915 Jul 10

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of formation of a Turkish 6th army; rumoured arrival on Gallipoli of German gas experts; translation of report by Turkish company commander, 1 Bn 126 Regt, on Third Battle of Krithia, 4 Jun. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/37

1915 Jul 11

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including routes of the two roads along the Asiatic shore of the Dardanelles for vehicular traffic; statistics of Turkish prisoners captured by ANZAC, British and French forces to 10 Jul. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/38

1915 Jul 12

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of 45,000 Turkish troops at Smyrna; translation of report by Turkish company commander, 1 Bn 126 Regt, on a scouting mission near Allied lines, Krithia, 26 Jun. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/39

1915 Jul 13

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of anti-German feeling within the Turkish army and continuous movement of Turkish troops from Anatolia to the Dardanelles; strength and casualties of Turkish 1 Regt, 2 Div. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/40

1915 Jul 14

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported withdrawal of Turkish 6 Div from Gallipoli; translation of orders to Turkish 127 Regt, 11 Div, to capture Allied trenches east of Sighin Dere, Krithia, 18 Jun. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/41

1915 Jul 15

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including Turkish orders issued by Essad Pasha, commanding Northern Zone, for attacking and entrenching in the area of Gaba Tepe, 28 May; statement by Turkish officer prisoner relating to casualties, morale, relations with German officers and likelihood of use of gas on Gallipoli. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/42

1915 Jul 16

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported Turkish mining operations at Helles; statistics of Turkish prisoners taken by 8 Corps and French troops, 12-14 Jul. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/43

1915 Jul 17

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report dated 11 Jul of Turkish force of 100,000 massed for a final attack on the Peninsula; prisoners' reports of location of regiments of Turkish 4 Div at Helles on 12-13 Jul. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/44

1915 Jul 18

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including plans for Turkish mass assault by land and sea; movement of Turkish artillery for bombardments of Sedd-ul-Bar and Ari Burnu. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/45

1915 Jul 19

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including congratulary statement by Enver Pasha, Turkish Minister of War, on visiting Turkish troops in the southern zone, 2 Jul. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/46

1915 Jul 20

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including farewell order of Turkish Gen Weber Pasha, commander of the southern group, following his replacement by Turkish Gen Mehmed Vehib Pasha, 8 Jul. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/47

1915 Jul 21

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported arrival in Constantinople of ammunition for major Turkish offensive in Gallipoli on 23 Jul; extract of orders issued by Ismail Hakki Pasha, Turkish Ministry of War, for the collection of portions of enemy shells for despatch to Constantinople. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/48

1915 Jul 22

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including Turkish orders issued by Headquarters 7 Div to officer commanding 20 Regt, deprecating excessive use of ammunition and restricting expenditure of rifle ammunition to marksmen. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/49

1915 Jul 23

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including date of planned Turkish assault as 23 or 24 Jul, and reporting movement of Turkish troops and camels to Gallipoli. 2 pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/50

1915 Jul 24

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported arrival in Constantinople of chemicals, inclusing formaline, chlorine and 'Kezap', or sulphuric acid, for the manufacture of gas shells; orders to Turkish 4 Div for inclusion of three 4.7 inch naval guns in divisional artillery, 7 Jul. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/51

1915 Jul 25

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including firing by Turks of incendiary bombs in the Anzac area. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/52

1915 Jul 26

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including transfer of Turkish divisions from Constantinople and Scutari to Gallipoli on 22-23 Jul; translation of extract of Turkish orders for 4 Div to relieve 12 Div. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/53

1915 Jul 27

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including discovery of a plot by Turkish officers of 2, 3 and 5 Corps to kill German officers. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/54

1915 Jul 28

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including discovery of Turkish aerodrome east of Nagara Liman and its subsequent bombing by French aircraft on 27 Jul. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/55

1915 Jul 30

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported production of howitzers and shells for 15cm and 10.5cm guns in Constantinople; estimates of Turkish casualties following hostilities of 18-19 Jun and 29 Jun-1 Jul on Gallipoli. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/56

1915 Jul 31

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of Turkish attempts to close the Black Sea entrance to the Bosphorus with a net; list of Turkish divisions and regiments in position at Anzac and Helles. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/57

1915 Aug 1

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including rumours from Bulgarian sources that plans for a major Turkish offensive on Gallipoli were circulated to impress neutral powers; reports of two damaged German submarines lying near Galata Bridge; statistics of Turkish prisoners captured by British, French and ANZAC forces. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/58

1915 Aug 2

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including estimates of strength of Turkish forces at Keshan, Dardanelles, Adrianople, San Stefano and the Bosphorus; reports that the Germans have machinery at Constantinople to build 10.5cm and 15cm guns; sighting of German warships BRESLAU and GOEBEN still in dock at Constantinople. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/59

1915 Aug 3

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of alleged meeting near Gallipoli Village of Turkish high command at which Enver Pasha, Minister of War, was dissuaded from initiating major Turkish offensive on 23 Jul; Turkish troops at Adrianople alleged to be on the verge of mutiny and unwilling to proceed to Gallipoli front. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/60

1915 Aug 4

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including detention in Rumania of seventeen trucks bound for Turkey from Germany; Turks reporting in official communications that Allies are using poison gas on Gallipoli. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/61

1915 Aug 5

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported fortification and entrenchment by Turks of the shore from Kum Kale to Baba Kalessi. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/62

1915 Aug 6

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including unconfirmed report of massacre by Turkish army of 12,000 Armenian women and children in Kharput following temporary occupation of the town by the Armenian Revolutionary Committee. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/63

1915 Aug 7

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported attempts by Turks to salve French submarine MARIOTTE; alleged execution in Constantinople of Turkish officers who had conspired against the Young Turks Committee. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/64

1915 Aug 8

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of execution of officers, including two generals and Col Hairi Bey, following discovery of a plot against Enver Pasha, Turkish Minister of War; statements from Turkish prisoners captured at Anzac relating to shortage of Turkish officers and the innoculation of all Turkish troops against typhoid, cholera and smallpox. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/65

1915 Aug 9

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including news of Allied submarine activity in the Dardanelles; evidence from Turkish prisoners that they gave set answers to questions regarding supplies and ammunition and that the Turks may have abandoned a territorial system of recruiting. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/66

1915 Aug 10

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including disposition of Turkish regiments adjacent to Anzac. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/67

1915 Aug 11

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of Turkish persecution of Armenians and a massacre of 5,000 Armenian inhabitants of Gemerer; failure of Turkish high explosive shells to explode. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/68

1915 Aug 12

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of arrival and assembly of aeroplanes and zeppelins at San Stephano; translation of Turkish orders from officer commanding 14 Regt, regarding signalling procedures in Anafarta region, Gallipoli. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/69

1915 Aug 13

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including opposition by Germans to the demand by the Turks for the removal of German Gen Otto Victor Carl Liman von Sanders from his command of the Turkish 5 Army. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/70

1915 Aug 14

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports that the Turks have polluted drinking wells; operations of German naval machine gun detachments at Anzac. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/71

1915 Aug 15

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported manufacture by the Turks of 1,000 steel loophole shields for use in the Dardanelles; translation of captured Turkish independent cavalry brigade order dated 27 Jul warning of expected Allied offensive in the Saros Gulf or on the Asiatic coast, 27 Jul. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/72

1915 Aug 17

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, comprising extracts dating 22 Jul-6 Aug from the diary of Turkish officer of 47 Regt, found in trenches captured by ANZAC on 6 Aug, including orders to complete and fortify trenches at Yeshill (Green) Ridge. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/73

1915 Aug 18

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including description of recently captured Turkish trenches at Lone Pine and disposition of Turkish troops in the Caucasus; translation of captured Turkish document on casualties of 14 Regt during Turkish attack on Anzac, 19 May. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/74

1915 Aug 19

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including evidence from statement by captured prisoner of Turkish 41 Regt regarding movements of his unit; translations of Turkish orders relating to the training of 14 Regt. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/75

1915 Aug 20

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including appointment of Eleutherios Venizelos as new Prime Minister of Greece; repair work undertaken on German ships BRESLAU and GOEBEN; translated Turkish orders for the construction of latrines and covered shelters for the wounded. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/76

1915 Aug 21

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of Turkish activity in the Gaba Tepe area; translation of Turkish orders of commanding officer 3 Bn, 14 Regt, relating to casualties incurred at Krithia, 1-4 May. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/77

1915 Aug 22

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports of Turkish activity in areas of Anzac, Helles and Anafarta Zone. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/78

1915 Aug 23

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported Bulgarian offer to support the Entente powers in return for a guarantee of Bulgarian reoccupation of Macedonia; extracts of diary, 31 Apr-21 Jun, of officer of Turkish 14 Regt, captured at Anzac, 7 Aug. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/79

1915 Aug 24

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including extract from proclamation by the Selimieh Recruiting Bureau, covering the areas of Constantinople and Scutari, calling up Moslems and non-Moslem men born in 1894, under penalty of death for failure to report; extracts of Turkish orders of commanding officer 3 Bn, 14 Regt, mainly relating to discipline, 20-24 Jun. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/80

1915 Aug 25

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including Italian declaration of war against Turkey; reported refusal of Syrian troops to proceed to the Gallipoli Peninsula. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/81

1915 Aug 26

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including list of Turkish regiments from which prisoners have been captured by the Allies in Gallipoli, to 20 Aug. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/82

1915 Aug 27

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported takeover by the Turkish government of the administration of the Lebanon; reported takeover by Germans of Turkish air power. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/83

1915 Aug 28

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including provision for the arrival and treatment of wounded Turkish soldiers at Constantinople, and reported shortage of doctors to tend serious cases. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/84

1915 Aug 29

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including movement of Turkish troops from Smyrna to Constantinople; rumoured friction between German Gen Otto Victor Carl Liman von Sanders and Turkish generals. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/85

1915 Aug 30

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including disposition of Turkish divisions on Gallipoli; rumoured shortage of percussion caps for Turkish ammunition. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/86

1915 Aug 31

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including digging by Turks of trenches north east of Kum Kale; Turkish ruses of throwing unlighted bombs into ANZAC trenches with instantaneous fuses; translated order of Turkish 14 Regt, for collection of rifles of casualties, 6 May. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/87

1915 Sep 1

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported movements of German aeroplanes in the Cattaro area and over the Turkish and Bulgarian frontiers; reported absence of Turkish troops on Asiatic side of the Bosphorus. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/88

1915 Sep 2

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from prisoners of disposition of Turkish regiments on Gallipoli; list of Turkish regiments from which the Russian Caucasian Army took prisoners. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/89

1915 Sep 3

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including evidence from deserters of location and strength of Turkish regiments around Krithia and Anzac. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/90

1915 Sep 4

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported construction of Turkish fortifications; news of artillery, munitions and wireless telegraph apparatus sent from Constantinpole to Uzun Keupru, 20-26 Aug; 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/91

1915 Sep 5

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported persecution and massacre of Armenians at Aleppo, Eskishehir and Bagchejik; information from deserters of Turkish 55 Regt regarding lack of training and equipment given to troops. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/92

1915 Sep 6

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from deserter of Turkish 36 Regt, regarding location of units of Turkish 12 Div on Gallipoli. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/93

1915 Sep 7

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including translation of Turkish orders concerning capture of war trophies by Turkish 19 Div and their presentation by Essad Pasha, commanding 3 Army Corps to Enver Pasha, Minister of War. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/94

1915 Sep 8

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from deserter of Turkish 19 Regt of 30,000 troops in the Anafarta region on 30 Aug; observations reported by Allied aircraft, 6-7 Sep. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/95

1915 Sep 9

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported transfer of 12 howitzers from Chatalja to the Dardanelles, and arrival of 45 trucks of medical stores in Constantinople, concealing maxim guns, ammunition and gas chemicals; information from deserter of Turkish 33 Regt, regarding activity of his unit on Gallipoli. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/96

1915 Sep 10

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including construction of Turkish wireless stations on Gallipoli and at Damascus, Jerusalem and Akaba; shelling by Turks of Allied mule ambulance at Suvla; removal of Turkish minarets at Buyuk Anafarta and Anafarta Sagir. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/97

1915 Sep 11

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including locations of artillery batteries near Constantinople and in the Ismid Gulf; composition and location of Turkish 3, 13, 14 and 15 Divs. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/98

1915 Sep 12

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including course of the newly established Turco-Bulgarian frontier; information from a Turkish staff officer on location and reinforcement of Turkish units opposing the Suvla Bay landings, and the slowness of the British advance; instigation by the Young Turks government in Asia Minor of suppression of Armenians. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/99

1915 Sep 13

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from Turkish deserters on the location of supply depots in the areas of Boghali and Soghan Dere and transport of provisions for troops and horses. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/100

1915 Sep 14

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including movement of Turkish 6, 7, 15, 18, 24 and 27 Divs; presence of Turkish sailing craft armed with rifles and bombs as defence against submarines in the Marmora. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/101

1915 Sep 15

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from prisoner on location of Turkish 76 Regt at Suvla; estimates of shell production at Constantinople; reported arrival on 2 Sep at Uzun Keupru of Turkish officers in irons, imprisoned for refusing to advance on Anafarta; casualty statistics of Turkish 14 Regt, 1 May-22 Jun. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/102

1915 Sep 16

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from deserter of Turkish 19 Regt on the regiment's location and activities, May-Aug. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/103

1915 Sep 17

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported arrival of Druse recruits in Constantinople; information from doctor of the American Red Cross Mission in Turkey on general health of Turkish Army and estimates of Turkish casualties since the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/104

1915 Sep 18

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported executions by the Turks of Syrian nationalists in Beirut and Damascus; aid given by French fleet to Armenians fighting the Turks in the Jebel Musa district; information on condition and composition of Turkish troops garrisoning Adrianople. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/105

1915 Sep 19

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including account of organisation of the Turkish army, with regimental composition of the four inspection areas based at Constantinople, Erinjan, Damascus and Baghdad in 1914, and the location of newly created regiments and divisions. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/106

1915 Sep 20

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report from Mesopotamia on anti-Turk sentiments of Arab officers who are members of the Pan Arab League, systematic massacre of Armenians in Diar Bekir, Kharput, Urfa and Dorytol and sending of Armenian women to harems. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/107

1915 Sep 21

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from deserters of Turkish 24 and 39 Regts on their recent location and activities. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/108

1915 Sep 22

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including discovery of Turks disguised as sacks midway between ANZAC and Turkish trenches; information from prisoner on activities of Turkish 5 Regt. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/109

1915 Sep 23

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including withdrawal of Turkish 4 and 5 Divs from Suvla. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/110

1915 Sep 24

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, comprising report of the order for general mobilisation in Bulgaria in favour of Germany, and summary of the political and strategic events surrounding the order, involving cession by Turkey to Bulgaria of the strip of land along the Marista, through which runs the railway from Karagach to the port of Dedeagatch. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/111

1915 Sep 25

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of meeting of the Turkish Committee of Union and Progress in which it was agreed to cease persecution of Armenians; report of a Turkish Mission to Germany, which stated that future Turkish resistance in the Dardanelles would be difficult without assistance from Germany. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/112

1915 Sep 26

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information received from a European recently in Syria and Constantinople, regarding the losses of German and Turkish crew, ammunition and gold incurred by the sinking of the Turkish battleship HEIREDDIN BARBAROSSA; discrepancies between numbers on British lists of missing soldiers and numbers of prisoners held by the Turks; German and Austro-Hungarian concern at Turkish massacres of Armenians, with instances of atrocities. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/113

1915 Sep 27

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from an Armenian recently in Constantinople, alleging Turkish soldiers routinely killed Allied prisoners; account of the Armenian rebellion at Jebel Musa, 30 Jul-10 Sep; account of Turkish massacre of Armenian males at Zeitun, allegedly under German direction. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/114

1915 Sep 28

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, comprising account of operations in Mesopotamia for the week ending 11 Sep, including engagements by Indian troops in area of Ali al Gharbi. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/115

1915 Sep 29

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report on operations in Mesopotamia for week ending 18 Sep relating to Allied naval and air reconnaissance in the areas of Ali al Gharbi and Essinn, east of Kut el Amara. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/116

1915 Sep 30

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from prisoner of Turkish 30 Regt relating to location and strength of units of 10 Div in the areas of Krithia and Sighin Dere. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/117

1915 Oct 1

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reported activities of Baron [Max] von Oppenheim [German archaeologist] in Aleppo and Damascus, agitating Muslims against Christians; disposition of Turkish troops in Syria. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/118

1915 Oct 3

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including disposition of Turkish 1, 10, 14 and 19 Divs on Helles Front; actions of Sheikh Ahmed el Turmisi, British Indian subject, in denouncing Turks in Aleppo; reports of massacres of Armenians and ill treatment of interned Allied subjects in Syria. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/119

1915 Oct 4

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including Turkish recruitment of men exempted from military service; construction of provision depots at Uzun Keupru; estimates of production of flour mills in Constantinople. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/6/120

1915 Oct 5

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including results of bombardment by British monitor of sea vessels and flour mills at Gallipoli village; names of Armenian politicians killed while travelling on the Urfa-Diarbekr road. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/121

1915 Oct 6

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including bombardment by Russian Black Sea Fleet of coal mines and landing places at Zunguldak, Eregli and Kozlou; orders in Constantinople for elderly gendarmerie to dye their beards following the transfer to the peninsula of younger policemen; alleged participation of Jews in the persecution of Armenians in Constantinople. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/122

1915 Oct 8

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information on number and calibre of artillery in Turkish forts in the Dardenelles. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/123

1915 Oct 9

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports from 9 Corps of the inferior quality of Turkish artillery ammunition; summary of information resulting from air reconnaissance in Anzac, Helles, Suvla and Bulair areas by Royal Naval Air Service on 8 Oct; translation of diary of cadet officer of Turkish 17 Regt, 24 Aug-5 Sep. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/124

1915 Oct 10

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including extract from Cairo intelligence bulletin dated 27 Sep on measures taken by the Committee of Union and Progress to justify its policy of persecution of Armenian people before the Turkish parliament and foreign ambassadors. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/125

1915 Oct 11

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including reports on creation and location of new Turkish army corps 14, 15, 16 and17; summary of information, mainly on troop movements, gained from air reconnaissance over Anzac, Helles, Suvla, Bulair, Djelmer Bay and Gallipoli village by Royal Naval Air Service on 7 and 9 Oct. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/126

1915 Oct 12

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from prisoners of Turkish 70 Regt on strength and disposition of Turkish 1 Div; report on the organisation of the Bulgarian cavalry, infantry and artillery and its terms and conditions of service; summary of information gained from air reconnaissance over Helles, Bulair, and Turkish batteries on both sides of the Straits by Royal Naval Air Service on 10 Oct. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/127

1915 Oct 13

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including notes on strength of Turkish 4, 5, 16, 24 and 26 Artillery Regts; summary of operations in Mesopotamia for week ending 2 Oct, with account of attack by British south of Kut-el-Amara on 28 Sep; summary of information gained from air reconnaissance over Helles, Anzac, Suvla, and Bulair by Royal Naval Air Service on 11 and 12 Oct. 5pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/128

1915 Oct 14

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including information from deserters of Turkish 24, 25, 28 and 126 Regts on movements of their units; statement by German deserter in the Frelinghien area, 16 Sep, describing organisation of defences, construction of trenches and types of grenades used by the Turks. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/129

1915 Oct 15

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including summary of information gained from air reconnaissance over Helles, Anzac, Suvla, and Bulair by Royal Naval Air Service on 13 Oct. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/6/130

1915 Oct 16

Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including composition and strength of 16, 24 and 26 Artillery Regts of Turkish 6 Army Corps; translation of speech by Enver Pasha, Minister of War, to the Turkish Chamber on 5 Oct, on Turkish military successes, and the failure of the Allies to force the Dardanelles. 7pp

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