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

Papers relating to Hamilton's despatches from Gallipoli, and to recommendations for decorations for service on Gallipoli, 1915-1923

References on this page: HAMILTON: 7/7/1-49


HAMILTON: 7/7/1

1915 May 30

Typescript draft of Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, reporting operations on Gallipoli during Second battle of Krithia, 6-8 May 1915. With manuscript annotations by Hamilton. 14pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/2

1915

Typescript rough draft of Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, reporting operations on Gallipoli, 6 May-30 Jun 1915. Incomplete, with manuscript annotations and additions by Hamilton. 32pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/3

1915

Typescript rough draft of Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, reporting operations on Gallipoli, 11 May-30 Jun 1915. Incomplete, with manuscript annotations and additions by Hamilton. Most of description of the operations of Jun 1915 is missing. 20pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/4

1915

Typescript rough draft of Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, reporting operations on Gallipoli, 9 May-30 Jun 1915. Incomplete, with manuscript annotations and additions by Hamilton. Most of description of the operations from 6 Jun 1915 is missing. 27pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/5

1915

Typescript part draft of Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, reporting operations on Gallipoli, 10-30 Jun 1915. 19pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/6

1915

Typescript part draft of Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, reporting operations on Gallipoli, 28-30 Jun 1915. Incomplete, with manuscript annotations and additions by Hamilton. 8pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/7

1915

Typescript part draft of Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, reporting operations on Gallipoli, 28-30 Jun 1915. 8pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/8

1915 Jul 3-1916 Dec 28

Correspondence with relatives and friends of officers of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, seeking Hamilton's help in gaining decorations or mentions in despatches for distinguished service rendered on Gallipoli, including correspondence relating to the cases of Lt Col Charles Hotham Montagu Doughty-Wylie; Lt Col Franklin Macaulay Gillespie, 4 Bn South Wales Borderers; Lt Col John Arnold Cuthbert Quilter, 2 Naval Bde, Royal Naval Division; Maj Harold Shaw and Maj George Stopford Adams, 1 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers; Capt Charles Graeme Lutyens, 6 Bn East Lancashire Regt; Capt Frederick Harold Lewis Morgan, 17 Bde Royal Field Artillery; Capt William Barras Hore, 9 Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt); Lt Ronald Langton-Jones RN; Lt Albert Edward Alexander Beck, 5 Bn Norfolk Regt; Lt A P Lindsay, 5 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; Sub Lt Arthur Walderne St Clair Tisdall, Anson Bn, Royal Naval Division; 2nd Lt Douglas Howard Wilson Greenway, 4 Bn Worcestershire Regt; Rev William Joseph Finn, chaplain to 1 Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/7/9

1915 Aug 19-26

Telegram correspondence between Lt Col Stephen Hungerford Pollen, Assistant Military Secretary, General General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and General Headquarters of ANZAC and 8 Corps, regarding names of officers deserving special mention to be included in a despatch covering period of operations 5 May-1 Jul. 1 file, 7 telegrams


HAMILTON: 7/7/10

1915 Oct 10

Typescript list 'Honours and rewards granted up to 10 Oct 1915', containing total numbers of awards of the Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross and the Distinguished Conduct Medal to regiments of 8 and 9 Army Corps, awarded for service in the Dardanelles Campaign, grouped into Bde, Div and Army Corps structure, with analysis of same awards to ANZAC, Indian and Admiralty troops. 6pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/11

1915 Oct 26

Manuscript letter from Lt Col Stephen Hungerford Pollen, enclosing telegram 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. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/12

1915 Oct 29-1916 Dec 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and the War Office, mainly relating to alterations to Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915 and recommendations of officers for rewards and mention in a supplementary despatch by Hamilton for service in Gallipoli. Also includes correspondence with Rt Hon Harold John Tennant, Under Secretary of State for War, regarding the delay in Hamilton's completion of his despatch of 11 Dec 1915, and allegations made by John Edward Redmond MP that Hamilton had not made sufficient mention of Irish battalions in his despatch; correspondence relating to Hamilton's attempts to be reemployed as military attaché to Russian Forces General General Headquarters. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/7/13

1915

Typescript list of officers, non commissioned officers and men of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force referred to in Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, of 11 Dec 1915, reporting operations at Gallipoli, Jul-Oct 1915. 62pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/14

1915 Oct 30

Typescript report from War Office to Hamilton, listing quantities of engineer stores (corrugated iron, cement, timber, wire netting and entanglement) dispatched to Gallipoli, with names and sailing dates of carrying ships, 24 Apr-3 Nov 1915. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/15

1915 Nov 3

Typed copy of letter from Hamilton to Maj Gen Sir Frederick Spender Robb, Military Secretary, War Office, recommending the award of the Companionship of the Order of the Bath upon Lt Col Stephen Hungerford Pollen, Assistant Military Secretary, General General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/7/16

1915 Nov 4-1918 Dec 9

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston, mainly relating to recommendations of officers of 8 Corps for awards for service on Gallipoli, including Maj Gen Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle, General Officer Commanding 29 Div, and Rev William Joseph Finn, chaplain to 1 Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 1 file, 17 letters


HAMILTON: 7/7/17

1915 Nov

Typescript letter from War Office to Hamilton, enclosing telegram from General General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, with recommendations for units of 9 Corps which distinguished themselves during the Suvla Bay landings. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/18

1915 Nov 11

Letter from Hamilton to War Office, forwarding list of officers of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force recommended for the Légion d'Honneur. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/19

1915 Nov 16

Manuscript letter from Maj Gen Frederick Charles Shaw to Hamilton regarding battalions of 13 (Western) Div which distinguished themselves during the battle of Sari Bair, 6-9 Aug 1915. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/20

1915 Nov 18

Typed copy of letter from Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford, formerly 9 Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, to Lt Col Stephen Hungerford Pollen, regarding units worthy of special mention in forthcoming despatch by Hamilton for distinguished service during operations at Suvla Bay. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/21

1915 Nov 18-1916 Mar 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford, former General Officer Commanding 9 Corps on Gallipoli, relating to recommendations of officers and units of 9 Corps for mentions in Hamilton's despatches for services rendered during operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915. 1 file, 12 letters


HAMILTON: 7/7/22

1915 Nov 30

Letter from Hamilton to War Office, forwarding list of officers of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force already mentioned in despatches recommended for rewards. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/23

1915 Dec 2

Letter from Hamilton to War Office, forwarding list of officers of Royal Naval Division, ANZAC and Indian Army recommended for rewards. 5pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/24

1915 Dec 7

Letter from New Zealand Records Section, Third Echelon Base, Egypt, to Hamilton forwarding corrected list of officers and men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force for mention in Hamilton's despatches. 3pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/25

1915 Dec 7-24

Correspondence between Hamilton and the War Office, relating to his despatch of 20 May 1915, requesting amendment of mention of 1 Bn to 2 Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt) at landing at X Beach, 25 Apr 1915. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 7/7/26

1915 Dec 9

Letter from Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Intermediate Base, Cairo Egypt, to Hamilton forwarding corrected list of officers and men of the AIF for mention in Hamilton's despatches. 7pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/27

1915

Typescript list forwarded to Hamilton by Lt Col Stephen Hungerford Pollen, of names of officers of General General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, granted rewards and mentions in despatches. 4pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/28

1915 Dec 11

Letter from Hamilton to War Office, forwarding list of officers and men of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force already mentioned in Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915, recommended for rewards. 19pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/29

1915 Dec 11

Typescript draft of Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, as General Officer Commanding, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, reporting operations at Gallipoli, Jul-Oct 1915, with appendices containing tables of units to be landed at Anzac Cove, with accompanying orders for offensive at Suvla and Sari Bair, Jul-Aug 1915. With manuscript corrections. 199pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/30

1915 Dec 16

Letter from Hamilton to War Office, forwarding list of officers and men of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force recommended for the Légion d'Honneur, Médaille Militaire and Croix de Guerre. 7pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/31

1915 Dec 18-23

Three letters from Hamilton to War Office, requesting alterations to his despatch of 11 Dec 1915. 9pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/32

1915 Dec 20

Letter from Hamilton to War Office, recommending Sgt W A Bylde, Berkshire Yeomanry for the Distinguished Conduct Medal, with detail of action for which he was commended. 1p


HAMILTON: 7/7/33

1915 Dec 20

Letter from Hamilton to War Office, forwarding particulars of actions for which British non commissioned officers and men of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force were mentioned in his despatch of 11 Dec 1915, with recommendation for award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. 1pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/34

1915 Dec 23-1916 Jan 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sir Reginald Herbert Brade, Secretary of the War Office, regarding intervention by the Admiralty to prevent publication of the appendices to Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915, due to the potential of the material contained therein to aid Turkish forces. 1 file, 5 letters and telegrams


HAMILTON: 7/7/35

1915 Dec 29

Letter from Hamilton to War Office forwarding corrected list of officers and men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force for mention in Hamilton's despatches. 2pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/36

1915 Dec 31-1916 Jan 1

Papers relating to the refusal by Hamilton to alter his despatch of 11 Dec 1915 at the insistence of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, to imply that troops were available in Egypt and on Mudros to complement Hamilton's below strength divisions on Gallipoli, comprising manuscript letter from Sir Reginald Herbert Brade, Secretary of the War Office, requesting Hamilton alter his despatch, and Hamilton's manuscript reply, refusing, 31 Dec 1915; manuscript note by Jean Miller Hamilton of extract from her diary on same subject, 1 Jan 1916; letter from Hamilton to Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite on same subject, 1 Jan 1916; typed memorandum by Hamilton, 3 Jan 1916, on his interviews on 31 Dec 1915 with FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, and Lt Gen Sir Henry Crichton Sclater, Adjutant General to the Forces, on same subject. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/7/37

1916 Jan 6-1916 Dec 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Stephen Hungerford Pollen, Assistant Military Secretary, General General Headquarters, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, mainly relating to recommendations of officers of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force for decorations in Hamilton's forthcoming supplementary dispatches; Hamilton's appearance before the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 44 letters


HAMILTON: 7/7/38

1916 Jan 14

Section of The Times Weekly Edition, containing Hamilton's despatch to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, as General Officer Commanding, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 11 Dec 1915, reporting operations at Gallipoli, Jul-Oct 1915. 8pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/39

1916 Jan 16-1916 Mar 29

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Francis Fetherstonehaugh Loyd, late adjutant 9 Bn The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt), regarding recognition for the battalion for its advance from Suvla Bay toward Ismail Oglu Tepe and its countering of a Turkish offensive on 9 Aug 1915. 1 file, 10 letters


HAMILTON: 7/7/40

1916 Feb 14-1916 Nov 11

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Bruce Meade Hamilton, mainly relating to Bruce Hamilton's request as Colonel of the Border Regiment, for a reward for Capt Harold England Festing, 1 Bn Border Regt, for services rendered at the landing at X Beach, Gallipoli, on 25 Apr 1915. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 7/7/41

1916 Mar 10

Typescript of the Advance copy of supplement to The London Gazette to be dated Monday 27 March 1916 (HMSO, London, 27 Mar 1916), comprising supplement by Hamilton to his despatch of 11 Dec 1915 to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, as General Officer Commanding, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, containing corrections and clarifications to names of units, officers and men deserving special mention for military service in the Dardanelles. 5pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/42

1916 Mar 10-28

Typescript list of officers, non commissioned officers and men of 29 Div previously submitted for recognition for distinguished service on Gallipoli but not yet rewarded. With typescript copy correspondence from Maj Gen Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle, General Officer Commanding 29 Div, forwarding the list; from Lt Gen Sir Francis John Davies, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps and Gen Sir Archibald James Murray, Commander-in-Chief Egyptian Expeditionary Force, expressing disapproval de Lisle's resubmitted list. 26pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/43

1916 Mar 27-1916 Apr 4

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj W Boyd Shannon, 6 Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regt), regarding the lack of recognition for officers of the battalion Shannon had recommended for rewards for distinguished service during the advance on Lala Baba, 6-7 Aug 1915. With related correspondence with Lt Col John O' Brien Minogue, late commanding officer 32 Bde, and Capt Betham Wilkins Shuttleworth, late Bde Maj 32 Bde, relating to further recommendations of officers of 32 Bde for rewards. 1 file, 8 letters


HAMILTON: 7/7/44

1916 Mar 28-1917 Dec 18

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Richard Joshua Cooper, former General Officer Commanding 29 Bde on Gallipoli, relating to recommendations of officers of 29 Bde for rewards and decorations. 1 file, 13 letters


HAMILTON: 7/7/45

1916 Apr 6

Typescript list of officers, non commissioned officers and men of 29 Div submitted to Hamilton by Lt Gen Sir Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston, General Officer Commanding 8 Corps, for recognition for distinguished service on Gallipoli but not yet rewarded. With letter from Hunter-Weston, forwarding list and expressing regret regarding the low number of rewards and mentions previously allocated to 29 Div. 38pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/46

1916 Apr

Typescript of further list submitted by Hamilton to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, of names of officers and men of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (mainly 29 Div) with his suggested rewards for military service in the Dardanelles. 27pp


HAMILTON: 7/7/47

1917 Jan 20-1918 Dec 3

Correspondence with relatives and friends of officers and men of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, seeking Hamilton's help in gaining decorations or mentions in despatches for distinguished service rendered on Gallipoli, including correspondence relating to the cases of Maj Arthur Ernest Norton, 6 Bn Lincolnshire Regt; Maj Herbert John Thompson, 6 Bn Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers); Capt Ian Macdonald Brown, Royal Army Medical Corps; Capt Frederick Henry Stewart Le Mesurier, 1 Bn Border Regt; Capt Richard Raymond Willis, 1 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers; Sgt Maj Henry Fox, Royal Dublin Fusiliers; Petty Officer Harry J Wilson, Hood Bn, Royal Naval Division; Paul Albert Fardet, chaplain to French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/7/48

1918 Dec 28-1923 Mar 30

Correspondence with officers, men or their relatives, seeking honours or decorations for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Gallipoli, including Col Frank Dormay Watney, formerly commanding 2/4 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt); Lt Col Quentin Graham Kinnaird Agnew, temporary commander of 1 Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers, 29 Bde and 87 Bde; Lt Col John Richard Harvey, formerly commanding 4 Bn Norfolk Regt; Lt Col Cyril de Putron, former Liaison Officer; George Duckworth, former Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant, 4 Bn East Lancashire Regt. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/7/49

1921-1922

Letter from Gen Sir Archibald James Murray, chairman of the Battle Honours Committee, War Office, enclosing details of the Commmittee's terms of reference and requesting Hamilton to submit comments on various options for awarding battle honours to battalions for service during World War One, 19 Jan 1922. With The official names of the battles and other engagements fought by the military forces of the British Empire during the Great War, 1914-1919, and the Third Afghan War, 1919 by the Battles Nomenclature Committee (War Office, London, 1921). 1 file

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