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

Papers relating to the Dardanelles Commission, 1916-1919

References on this page: HAMILTON: 8


HAMILTON: 8/1/1-67 Correspondence, mainly with witnesses called to give evidence to the Dardanelles Commission, surnames A-Z, 1916-1918


HAMILTON: 8/1/1

1917 Jan 8-1917 Feb 7

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Cecil John Lyons Allanson, 1 Bn 6 Gurkha Rifles, mainly relating to Allanson's statement to the Dardanelles Commission regarding the battle of Sari Bair, Gallipoli, Aug 1915. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/2

1916 Feb 17-1916 Dec 12

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Edward Altham Altham, former Inspector General of Communications Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, mainly relating to Altham's remarks on shortages of reinforcements and small naval craft during the Gallipoli Campaign, to be given to the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 7 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/3

1916 Jan 6-1918 Nov 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and French Gen Albert d'Amade, former General Officer Commanding French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient, including Hamilton's efforts to have d'Amade appear as a witness before the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 13 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/4

1916 Feb 22-1918 Mar 16

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Cecil Faber Aspinall, former General Staff Officer, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, mainly relating to Aspinall's statement to the Dardanelles Commission regarding operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915. 1 file, 34 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/5

1916 Jul 21-24

Letter from Hamilton to Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith MP, Prime Minister, 21 Jul 1916, objecting to the appointment to the Dardanelles Commission of Rt Hon Andrew Fisher as representative of Australia, due to Fisher's friendship with Keith Arthur Murdoch, journalist. With acknowledgement, 24 Jul 1916, from Maurice Bonham Carter, Private Secretary to Asquith, indicating that Fisher would be unbiased by Murdoch's opinions. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/6

1917 Apr 2-1918 Dec 4

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Christopher Thomas Atkinson, Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, mainly relating to the evidence of war diaries of units of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915, for Hamilton's statements to the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 27 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/7

1916 Dec 9-1917 Jul 16

Correspondence between Hamilton and Surgeon Gen Sir William Babtie, former Director of Medical Services in the Mediterranean (Egypt, Gallipoli and Salonika), relating to Babtie's statement for the Dardanelles Commission regarding medical arrangements during the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 8 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/8

1916 Feb 22-1918 Dec 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Oliver Backhouse RN, former commanding officer of 2 Naval Bde, Royal Naval Division, including Hamilton's request for Backhouse to give evidence to the Dardanelles Commission, 9 Dec 1916; remarks by Backhouse on the relative efficiency of the Royal Marine and Royal Naval battalions of the Royal Naval Division, 25 Oct 1918. 1 file, 14 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/9

1916 Mar 3-1918 Dec 30

Correspondence between Hamilton Brig Gen Hugh Archie Dundas Simpson Baikie, formerly commanding artillery of 29 Div and 8 Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including draft postscript by Simpson Baikie to his report on the use of artillery at Cape Helles during the Gallipoli Campaign, 2 Apr 1916; letter from Simpson Baikie, 23 Feb 1917, warning of the dangers faced by Hamilton from the Dardanelles Commission in relation to questions on the arrangements of hospital ships for the transport of wounded from Gallipoli in Apr and May 1915, and friction between the Administrative and General Staff departments of General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. 1 file, 24 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/10

1917 Aug 2

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Lancelot Richmond Beadon, former Assistant Quarter Master General, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF), relating to information required by Hamilton for the Dardanelles Commission regarding conferences held between the Quarter Master General staffs of General Headquarters and 9 Corps MEF prior to the Suvla Bay operations of Aug 1915. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/11

1916 Jan 6-1918 Dec 17

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir William Riddell Birdwood mainly relating to proceedings of the Dardanelles Commission, and also including correspondence regarding the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula; recommendations of officers for inclusion in a supplementary despatch by Hamilton; prospects for Hamilton's future employment; the award of a proposed 'Gallipoli Star' medal; progress of Birdwood's 1 ANZAC Corps and 5 Army on the Western Front. 1 file, 93 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/12

1917 Feb 25-1917 Aug 16

Correspondence between Hamilton and Surgeon Gen William George Birrell, former Deputy Director of Medical Services, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, relating to information for their statements to the Dardanelles Commission regarding medical arrangements during the Gallipoli Campaign. With Birrell's report, 'Medical history of the Dardanelles Expedition, 20 Mar-20 Sep 1915', and report by Lt Col Martin Percy Corkery, on the work of 16th Casualty Clearing Station at Anzac, Gallipoli. 1 file, 25 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/13

1915 Oct 28-1918 Dec 28

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, former Chief of General Staff, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF), mainly relating to the proceedings of the Dardanelles Commission. Also includes correspondence regarding recommendations of officers of the MEF for rewards and mentions in a supplementary despatch of Hamilton; proposals for a new medal for service in Gallipoli; progress of Braithwaite's 62 (West Riding) Div on the Western Front. With copy letters to Braithwaite from Brevet Lt Col Oswald Arthur Gerald Fitzgerald, Personal Military Secretary to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, regarding progress of the Gallipoli Campaign, 3 May 1915, 17 Jul 1915 and 3 Sep 1915. 1 file, 127 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/14

1916 Dec 10-1918 Feb 12

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Hon George St John Brodrick, former aide-de-camp to Hamilton during the Gallipoli Campaign, including information provided by Brodrick for Hamilton's statements to the Dardanelles Commission, relating to Hamilton's visits to 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on 8-9 Aug 1915. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/15

1916 Jul 5-1919 Mar 18

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Charles Edward Callwell, Director of Military Operations, War Office, during the Gallipoli Campaign, mainly relating to the prevention by the British Government of publication of documents relating to the Gallipoli Campaign prejudicial to the reputation of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome; Hamilton's remarks on the failure of 9 Corps to advance from Suvla Bay on 7 Aug 1915 for Callwell's book, The Dardanelles (Constable and Co, London, 1919). 1 file, 28 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/16

1915 Dec 16-1918 Nov 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, including letters from Churchill on the evacuation of Gallipoli, 16 Dec 1915; his life in the trenches of the Western Front commanding 6 Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers, 4 Apr 1916; Churchill's optimism that Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner, Secretary of State for War, would ensure Hamilton's re-employment, 22 May 1918; letters from Hamilton on the refusal of the British Government to publish documents relating to the Gallipoli Campaign, 13 Jul 1916; the decision of V Adm Sir John Michael de Robeck on 22 Mar 1915 not to resume the naval offensive in the Dardanelles, 12 Apr 1917; Hamilton's concern at the threat to relations between nations of the British Empire should the second Dardanelles Commission report be critical, 30 Jun and 23 Nov 1917; Hamilton's fears that Japan would gravitate towards the Central Powers after the war, 1 Mar 1918; correspondence with Edward Howard Marsh, Churchill's private secretary, regarding the proposed medal for the Gallipoli Campaign, and Hamilton's reemployment With copy of Churchill's memorandum to the War Cabinet, requesting publication of the second report of the Dardanelles Commission in order to absolve Hamilton, 30 Oct 1917. 1 file, 88 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/17

1917 May 25-1917 Jun 5

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen John Steven Cowans, Quarter Master to the Forces, mainly relating to their evidence to the Dardanelles Commission regarding the work of Brig Gen Samuel Henry Winter as Deputy Quarter Master General, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/18

1916 Feb 22-1917 Mar 7

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Herbert Vaughan Cox, former General Officer Commanding 29 Indian Bde, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including Hamilton's notification that Cox had been placed on the list of witnesses to appear before the Dardanelles Commission, 9 Dec 1916. 1 file, 7 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/19

1916 Nov 24-1917 Nov 28

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Francis John Davies, former General Officer Commanding 8 Corps, including letter from Davies stating that he could not have succeeded in capturing Achi Baba, Gallipoli, with the troops and guns at his disposal, 19 Nov 1916. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/20

1916 Feb 14-1919 May 31

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir William Douglas, former General Officer Commanding 42 (East Lancashire) Div, including information from Douglas for Hamilton on the relative merits of units of 42 Div, 16 Feb 1916; Hamilton's defence of Douglas at the Dardanelles Commission, 8 Jun 1917; recommendation, 29 Oct 1917, by Douglas of Cpl A Wilson, 6 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers for the Military Medal for an act of gallantry at Cape Helles, Gallipoli, on 7 Aug 1915; letter from Douglas, 31 May 1919, regarding the report he made while temporarily commanding 8 Corps, noting the poor morale of Maj Gen Granville George Algernon Egerton, General Officer Commanding 52 (Lowland) Div on Gallipoli, 31 May 1919. With section of The Wigan Observer and District Advertiser, 5 Feb 1916, containing article 'The Fifth Manchesters on the Gallipoli Peninsula-an account of their fighting'. 1 file, 8 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/21

1916 Feb 3-1918 Apr 17

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Gerald Francis Ellison, former Deputy Quarter Master General, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, mainly relating to their statements to the Dardanelles Commission regarding arrangements for the supply of water to 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915. 1 file, 22 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/22

1916 Apr 5-1917 Jan 29

Correspondence between Hamilton and Cdr Hugh Turnour England, former commander of RN destroyer HMS CHELMER during the Gallipoli Campaign, including correspondence relating to England's statement for the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 11 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/23

1917 Feb 27-1917 Sep 26

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Charles Leonard Flick, formerly commanding officer of 7 Bn Essex Regt during the Gallipoli Campaign, mainly relating to evidence from Flick's diary on operations of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, for use in Hamilton's statements to the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 8 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/24

1917 Jun 26-1918 Aug 2

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Rt Hon Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard, formerly commanding 5 Bn The Royal Irish Regt, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including correspondence relating to Granard's statement to the Dardanelles Commission, regarding his letter to Hamilton of 15 Aug 1915, stating that Granard disagreed with the conduct of the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 21 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/25

1916 Oct 31-1916 Nov 25

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Douglas Evans Forman, formerly commanding 147 Bde Royal Field Artillery, 29 Div, during the Gallipoli Campaign, mainly relating to Forman's remarks regarding shortages of artillery and ammunition, to be presented to the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/26

1916 Aug 9-1918 Dec 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Bernard Cyril Freyberg, formerly of Hood Bn, Royal Naval Division, including Freyburg's remarks on the differences between trench warfare in France and on Gallipoli, 9 Aug 1916. 1 file, 7 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/27

1917 Jul 14-17

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Cuthbert Graham Fuller, General Staff Officer 29 Div, relating to Fuller's inability to appear as a witness before the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/28

1917 Mar 26-1917 Nov 3

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Harry Rowlandson Godfrey RN, formerly commanding RN destroyer HMS BEAGLE, including copy letter from Godfrey to Paymaster Lt Cdr Basil Frederick Hood, 26 Mar [1917], relating to the landing of water supplies at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 6-7 Aug 1915. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/29

1916 Feb 14-1918 Aug 16

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Alexander John Godley, former General Officer Commanding New Zealand and Australian Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, mainly relating to further recommendations of officers who served in Gallipoli for rewards and decorations; Godley's statement for the Dardanelles Commission; progress of Godley's 22 Corps on the Western Front. 1 file, 29 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/30

1915 Nov 19-1916 Jul 26

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, former General Officer Commanding 11 (Northern) Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including letters from Hammersely, on his possible appearance before the Dardanelles Commission, and his recommendations of units under his command during operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, in Aug 1915, for inclusion in a supplementary despatch by Hamilton; letters from Hamilton, acknowleding receipt of Hammersley's report on operations of 11 Div at Suvla Bay, and informing Hammersley of the refusal of the British Government to publish documents collated by Hamilton pertaining to the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 18 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/31

1916 Feb 20-1917 Dec 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence, mainly relating to the refusal of the British Government to publish documents relating to the Gallipoli Campaign; Hamilton's proposal that he be employed as military attaché to the Russian General Staff; publication of the findings of the Dardanelles Commission. Letters of 20 Feb 1916 and 15 Jul 1915 are photocopies of original letters held by Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge. 1 file, 21 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/32

1916 Dec 14-15

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Felix Frederic Hill, formerly commanding 31 Bde, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, relating to inaccuracies contained in a report by Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, on operations of 11 (Northern) Div, 30 Jun 1915-23 Aug 1915. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/33

1917 Apr 30,1917 May 2

Correspondence between Hamilton and Archibald Hurd, relating to inaccuracies in an article by Hurd in The Fortnightly Review regarding the Gallipoli landings of 25 Apr 1915, based on the findings of the first report of the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/34

1916 Aug 14-1916 Nov 20

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Francis Seymour Inglefield, former General Officer Commanding 54 (East Anglian) Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, relating to the removal of Inglefield from command of 54 Div in Egypt; the composition of 54 Div in Gallipoli, and the circumstances of the advance of 54 Div from Suvla Bay leading to heavy casualties of 5 Bn Norfolk Regt, 163 Bde, during the advance of 12 Aug 1915 on Tekke Tepe to clear village of Anafarta Ova. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/35

1917 Aug 13-1918 Jun 6

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Albert Jacka, 14 (Victoria) Bn Australian Imperial Force, including copy of Jacka's statement for the Dardanelles Commission relating to arrangements for the evacuation and care of casualties following the landings at Anzac, Gallipoli, 25 Apr 1915. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/36

1917 Aug 30,1917 Sep 1

Letters to Hamilton from Lt Col Alfred Ernest Conquer Keble, former Assistant Director of Medical Services, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, relating to Keble's evidence given to the Dardanelles Commission regarding arrangements for transports of wounded following the landings at Gallipoli of 25 Apr 1915. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/37

1917 Apr 9-1917 Sep 21

Correspondence between Hamilton and Surgeon Gen Sir Alfred Keogh, Director General, Army Medical Service, War Office, relating to arrangements for transports of wounded following the landings at Gallipoli of 25 Apr 1915, and the work of Lt Col Alfred Ernest Conquer Keble in connection with the same. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/38

1917 Mar 28-1918 Dec 21

Correspondence between Hamilton and R Adm Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, former Naval Chief of Staff during the Gallipoli Campaign, mainly relating to Keyes' statements to the Dardanelles Commission regarding naval arrangements for the supply of water to 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 6-7 Aug 1915, and including correspondence regarding the failure to renew the naval offensive in the Dardanelles after 18 Mar 1915; the re-embarkation of troops from Y Beach, Gallipoli, on 26 Apr 1915, following Turkish counter attack. With letter to Keyes from R Adm Heathcoat Salusbury Grant, 24 May [1917], formerly commanding RN battleship HMS CANOPUS during the Gallipoli Campaign, denying Grant had stated to Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, journalist, that he had landed Royal Marines at Bulair on 25 Apr 1915. 1 file, 44 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/39

1916 Dec 9-1918 Nov 13

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Hon Sir Herbert Alexander Lawrence, including Hamilton's notification that Lawrence had been placed on the list of witnesses to appear before the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/40

1916 Feb 14-1918 Dec 25

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle, former General Officer Commanding 29 Div, including de Lisle's recommendations of units and officers of 29 Div rendering distinguished service on Gallipoli for rewards and mentions in a supplementary despatch by Hamilton; casualty statistics of 29 Div during the Gallipoli Campaign; letter from de Lisle regarding a statement he submitted to the Dardanelles Commission, 14 Dec 1916. 1 file, 18 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/41

1917 Mar 19-1917 May 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Ernest Kindersley Loring RN, relating to information required for Hamilton's evidence to the Dardanelles Commission regarding arrangements for the transport of water on motor lighters for operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 6-7 Aug 1915. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/42

1916 Mar 9-1918 Jan 22

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir William Raine Marshall, including letters from Marshall regarding the evacuation of Gallipoli and the substandard officers and training of 53 (Welsh) Div, 26 Mar 1917; his assumption of the command of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force following the death of Lt Gen Sir Frederick Stanley Maude, 22 Jan 1918. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/43

1916 Dec 9-1917 Nov 24

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Frederick Stanley Maude, General Officer Commanding Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, relating to Maude's possible appearance as a witness before the Dardanelles Commission, and the progress of Mesopotamian Campaign; letter, 24 Nov 1917, from Maude's wife Cecil Cornelia Marianne St Leger Maude, following Maude's death, thanking Hamilton for his sympathy. With manuscript copy in Hamilton's hand of declaration by Ernest Townley, 12 Mar 1917, not to reveal the source of information regarding Maude given to him by Hamilton. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/44

1916 Nov 17-1918 Jul 5

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir John Grenfell Maxwell, including correspondence relating to the circumstances of Maxwell's replacement by Gen Sir Archibald James Murray as General Officer Commanding in Egypt; the strength of logistical support provided by Maxwell to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Gallipoli Campaign; the lack of political support and military preparation given to the campaign. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/45

1916 Mar 1-1916 Dec 1

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Robert Pacy Maxwell, former General Officer Commanding 33 Bde, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, mainly relating to Hamilton's notification that Maxwell had been placed on the list of witnesses before the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/46

1916 Oct 21-1918 Oct 4

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sir (Edward) Grimwood Mears, Secretary to the Dardanelles Commission, mainly relating to Hamilton's depositions of evidence to the Dardanelles Commission, and further information and clarifications requested by the Commission. Includes Hamilton's statement regarding supply of drafts and reinforcements, ammunition and equipment to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF), 6 Nov 1916; Hamilton's list of proposed witnesses to be called before the Commission, 22 Nov 1916; Hamilton's statement, 26 Jul 1917, regarding meetings of Administrative Staffs of General Headquarters, MEF, and 9 Corps MEF, prior to operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915, and the circumstances of the abandonment of the proposed attack by 9 Corps on Kavak Tepe. 1 file, 80 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/47

1917 May 23

Letter to Hamilton from Capt John Hartman Morgan, Adjutant General's Department, War Office, regarding position of officers in military law upon whom the Dardanelles Commission made an expression of opinion. 1p


HAMILTON: 8/1/48

1916 Jun 16-1918 Dec 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sydney Alexander Moseley, former war correspondent on Gallipoli, including correspondence relating to the activities of Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, war correspondent, on Gallipoli; Moseley's suggestions for Hamilton to write an introduction to Moseley's The truth abouth the Dardanelles (Cassell and Co, London, 1916) and to contribute to Moseley's proposed book, 'Diary of a war correspondent'. 1 file, 15 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/49

1917 Mar 9-1918 Oct 9

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir James Wolfe Murray, former Chief of the Imperial General Staff, including letters from Wolfe Murray, 24 May 1917, on his appearance before the Dardanelles Commission; on the circumstances of Wolfe Murray's removal from the post of General Officer Commanding Eastern Command, 13 Feb 1918. 1 file, 11 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/50

1916 Sep 16-1918 Dec 20

Correspondence between Hamilton and Henry Woodd Nevinson, former war correspondent on Gallipoli, mainly relating to information provided by Hamilton for Nevinson's book The Dardanelles Campaign (Nisbet and Co, London, 1918), and including letters from Nevinson on his appearance before the Dardanelles Commission, 9 Mar 1917, and on the activities and pessimistic attitude of Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, war correspondent, during the Gallipoli Campaign, 4 May 1917. 1 file, 63 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/51

1915 [Nov] 6-1916 Dec 15

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir William Eliot Peyton, former General Officer Commanding 2 Mounted Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including letter from Peyton on progress of the Gallipoli Campaign and his lack of reinforcements, 6 [Nov] 1915; correspondence relating to Peyton's statement for the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/52

1915 Oct 29-1918 Dec 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and V Adm Sir John Michael de Robeck, including letter from Hamilton, 29 Oct 1915, explaining the reasons for his removal from command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF); letter from de Robeck, 8 Feb 1916, on the success of the evacuation of the MEF; correspondence relating to their appearances before the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 27


HAMILTON: 8/1/53

1918 Apr 30-1918 Dec 3

Correspondence between Hamilton and Walter Francis Roch MP, former member of the Dardanelles Commission, and his wife Fflorens Mary Ursula Roch, mainly relating to the second report of the Dardanelles Commission, including copy of Hamilton's memorandum, 'Remarks on Dardanelles Commission report shown to Sir Ian Hamilton by Lord Derby on Thursday 11 Apr 1918 in accordance with the wish of the Cabinet'; letter from Hamilton, 8 May 1918, relating to Hamilton's criticism of 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, following Hamilton's refusal to alter his despatch of 11 Dec 1915 at their insistence, to imply that troops were available in Egypt and on Mudros to complement Hamilton's below strength divisions on Gallipoli. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/54

1917 Feb 15-1917 Mar 17

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Alexander William Roper, former Brigadier General, Royal Engineers, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, relating to information required for Hamilton's evidence to the Dardanelles Commission regarding arrangements for the transport of water on motor lighters for operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 6-7 Aug 1915. 1 file, 7 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/55

1916 Sep 24-1918 Nov 28

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell, former General Officer Commanding New Zealand Mounted Rifles Bde, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including correspondence relating to Russell's appearance before the Dardanelles Commission; letter from Russell, 24 Sep 1916, on his command of the New Zealand Div, and their progress on the Western Front. With copy of Russell's statement, 10 Jan 1917, for the Dardanelles Commission, giving his reasons for the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 12 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/56

1916 Dec 14-1918 Dec 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col the Hon Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, former General Staff Officer, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, relating to Hore-Ruthven's statement to the Dardanelles Commission regarding the failure of operations at Suvla Bay and Anzac, Gallipoli, Aug 1915. With copy of Hore-Ruthven's statement. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/57

1916 Feb 18-1917 Mar 1

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Frederick Charles Shaw, former General Officer Commanding 13 (Western) Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, mainly relating to Shaw's appearance before the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 8 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/58

1917 Jul 23-27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Charles Merton Stephen, Army Ordnance Department, relating to information required for Hamilton's evidence to the Dardanelles Commission regarding artillery and ammunition landed at Suvla Bay and Anzac, Gallipoli, during Aug 1915. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/59

1916 Nov 13-23

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Herbert Edward Stockdale, formerly commanding 29 Div artillery, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF), relating to Stockdale's views on a memorandum by Brig Gen Sir Hugh Archie Dundas Simpson-Baikie, formerly commanding artillery of 29 Div and 8 Corps MEF, on the use of artillery at Cape Helles during the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/60

1916 Dec 11-18

Correspondence between Hamilton and Col Harold Edward Street, former Brigadier General, General Staff, 8 Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, relating to Hamilton's notification that Street had been placed on the list of witnesses to appear before the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/61

1917 Jan 13-18

Letters sent by Hamilton to Lt Col Sir Mark Sykes MP, 6th Bt, relating to Hamilton's request for copy of Sykes interrogation of two Turkish officers, 17 Sep 1916, in regard to operations of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli in Aug 1915 (copy of report not present). 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/62

1917 Jul 6

Manuscript letter from 'One who knows', warning Hamilton that he would be doomed by papers in the possession of the widow of the late Maj Henry George Allen Thomson, former General Staff Officer of 9 Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. 1p


HAMILTON: 8/1/63

1916 Jan 17-1918 Nov 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Col Isaac Unsworth, formerly of the Salvation Army on Gallipoli, including correspondence relating to Unsworth's appearance before the Dardanelles Commission; Hamilton's future employment. 1 file, 24 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/64

1917 Mar 141917 May 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col John Bayford Wells, Assistant Adjutant General, War Office, relating to information required for Hamilton's evidence to the Dardanelles Commission regarding composition of Adjutant General's staff on Imbros and at Alexandria, Egypt; details of the 47,000 troop drafts and reinforcements for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force referred to in telegram correspondence between Hamilton and FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, 25-27 Aug 1915; estimates of troops landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915. 1 file, 6 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/65

1916 Dec 9-1917 Feb 28

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen William George Balfour Western, Prinicipal Military Landing Officer at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, relating to Western's statement for the Dardanelles Commission, regarding the Suvla Bay landings of 6-7 Aug 1915, and Western's contention that the 29 Div should have been employed in the place of 11 (Northern) Div. 1 file, 6 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/66

1915 Dec 3-1918 Apr 22

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Samuel Henry Winter, former Deputy Quarter Master General, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF), mainly relating to information required for Hamilton's evidence to the Dardanelles Commission regarding composition of Quarter Master General and Administrative Staffs of the MEF; the work of Maj Gen Alexander Wallace, Inspector General of Communications, MEF, and Brig Gen Alain Chartier de Lotbinière Joly de Lotbinière, Director of Works, MEF; relations between Administrative, Corps and General Staffs; arrangements for supply of water at the Suvla Bay landings, Gallipoli, 6 Aug 1915. 1 file, 26 letters


HAMILTON: 8/1/67

1916 Mar 2-1917 Feb 18

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Edward Mabbott Woodward, former Deputy Adjutant General, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, mainly relating to information required for Hamilton's evidence to the Dardanelles Commission regarding arrangements for the evacuation of casualties following the Gallipoli Landings of 25 Apr 1915. 1 file, 4 letters

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