Commander-in-Chief Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton

Biography of Commander-in-Chief Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton

Major General Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton was conferred an honorary LLD by the University of Glasgow in 1901.

Before the outbreak of the First World War, Hamilton was appointed Officer Commanding the Mediterranean Command, and Inspector General of Overseas Forces, from 1910 to 1914. At the outbreak of War, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief Central Force, Home Defence (1914-1915); and during the War, he served as General Officer Commanding the Allied Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli in 1915, a campaign in whose planning he had no input. With the failure of the campaign, Hamilton was consequently made Lieutenant of the Tower of London in 1918, and retired from the British Army in 1920.

A fuller University biography can be found here.


Commander-in-Chief Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton
Rank: Commander-in-Chief
Regiment: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
Degree: LLD
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Liddell Hart Military Archives, King's College, London

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