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

Correspondence with the War Office, 1917-1938

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HAMILTON: 9/1-6 Correspondence with the War Office, 1917-1938


HAMILTON: 9/1

1917 Jan 5-1918 Dec 21

Correspondence between Hamilton and the War Office, mainly relating to final recommendations of officers for rewards and mention for service in Gallipoli; nominations of officer cadets as subalterns of the Gordon Highlanders. Also including notification of the award of the Victoria Cross to Capt Cuthbert Bromley, Sgt Frank Edward Stubbs, Cpl John Elisha Grimshaw, all of 1 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, upon Hamilton's recommendation, 10 Mar 1917; Hamilton's letter to the Army Council enquiring if the findings of the Dardanelles Commission precluded him from further military command, 17 Jan 1918; letter from Col Rt Hon Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, Secretary of State for War, inviting Hamilton to view the second report of the Dardanelles Commission in private, 3 Apr 1918; Hamilton's letter accepting offer of post of Lieutenant of the Tower of London, 23 Jul 1918; Hamilton's refusal to serve on a War Cabinet Committee to investigate Defence of the Realm Regulations concerning women infected with venereal disease, 7 Sep 1918; correspondence with Gen Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, regarding censorship of portions of Hamilton's reports from the Russo-Japanese War on the uselessness of cavalry in modern warfare. 1 file


HAMILTON: 9/2

1919 Jan 15-1921 Dec 29

Correspondence between Hamilton and the War Office, including correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, Secretary of State for War, regarding Churchill's offer to appoint Hamilton General Officer Commanding Northern Command, 18-21 Mar 1919; report by Hamilton to Churchill on the behaviour of Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, war correspondent, in the Dardanelles, 12 Mar 1919; Hamilton's suggestions for Gallipoli battle clasps for the British War Medal, 25 Apr 1919; report, 7 Aug 1919, of Army Council Committee of Enquiry into circumstances of the surrender of a force mainly of 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders under Col William Eagleson Gordon near Bertry, France on 27 Aug 1914; Hamilton's letter to Lt Gen Sir Alexander John Godley, Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War, regarding inaccuracies in the despatch of Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford relating to operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 30 May 1921; nominations of candidates for officers of the Gordon Highlanders. 1 file


HAMILTON: 9/3

1922 Jan 10-1926 Nov 29

Correspondence between Hamilton and the War Office, mainly relating to regimental affairs of the Gordon Highlanders, including nominations of officer cadets as subalterns; selection of battle honours for World War One; War Office memorandum on the armies of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, for use by Hamilton on his lecture tour of Scandinavia. 1 file


HAMILTON: 9/4

1927 Mar 11-1931 May 26

Correspondence between Hamilton and the War Office, mainly relating to regimental affairs of the Gordon Highlanders, including nominations of officer cadets as subalterns; dress regulations; schemes for civil employment of ex-servicemen; resettlement of ex-soldiers in Australian, New Zealand and Canada; scheme for Gallipoli Day ceremony at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London, 25 Apr 1930. 1 file


HAMILTON: 9/5

1931 Jun 1-1936 May 28

Correspondence between Hamilton and the War Office, mainly relating to regimental affairs of the Gordon Highlanders, including nominations of officer cadets as subalterns; recruitment statistics; schemes for civil employment of ex-servicemen; alliances with Dominion regiments; correspondence with Maj Gen Sir John Greer Dill, regarding Hamilton's suggestion that Military Intelligence contact the former Russian spy Col Victor K Kaledin, 16 Apr-20 Jun 1935; Rt Hon Douglas McGarel Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham of Hailsham, Secretary of State for War, regarding Hamilton's proposal to visit Berlin, Germany, to receive the drums of 2 Bn Gordon Highlanders which were left in Belgium and brought to Germany during World War One, 22-26 Dec 1933. 1 file


HAMILTON: 9/6

1936 Jun 3-1938 Oct 12

Correspondence between Hamilton and the War Office, mainly relating to regimental affairs of the Gordon Highlanders, including nominations of officer cadets as subalterns; recruitment statistics; minutes of War Office conference on arrangements for Gallipoli Day ceremony at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London, 25 Apr 1937. 1 file

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