Gen. Sir Archibald Hunter

GEN. SIR ARCHIBALD HUNTER: G.C.B., cr. 1911; K.C.B., cr. 1898; G.C.V.O., cr. 1912; D.S.O., 1886; M.P. (C.U.) Lancaster 1918-22; LL.D. Glasgow and Cambridge Universities; D.L.; b. Sept. 1856; educ.: Glasgow Academy; Sandhurst. Joined 4th King’s Own Royal Lancaster, 1874; Capt. 1882; Lt.-Col. 1889; Col. 1894; Major-General, 1896; served in Egypt under Sir Francis Grenfell; wounded severely, battle of Giniss, 1885; also wounded slightly, battle of Toski, 1889; Maj.-Gen. on special service in Egypt; Governor of Dongola Province and Commandant Frontier Field Force, 1895-99; Governor of Omdurman, 1899; Egyptian medal and other orders; commanded 1st Class District in India to 1899; Lieut.-Gen. on Staff, commanded 10th Division, South Africa, 1900-01 (despatches twice, promoted Lieut.-General); commanded in Scotland 1901-03; commanded Western Army Corps, India, 1904-07; commanded Southern Army, Indian Army, 1907-09; Governor and Commander-in chief, Gibraltar, 1910-13; G.O.C. 13th (Western) Division, 1914; commanded 3rd Army, 1914; Col. King’s own Lancaster Regiment; retired pay, 1920. Address: 11 Upper Grosvenor Street, W.I.T. Grosvenor 1471. Clubs: Carlton, Royal Automobile, Marlborough; New Edinburgh.

MLA Source Citation: Web. 20 January 2015. - Last updated on Sep 20th, 2012



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