Hubert Hamilton

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Major General Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton (27 June 1861 – 14 October 1914) was a senior British general who served with distinction throughout his career, seeing battle in the Mahdist War in Egypt and the Second Boer War in South Africa, before being given command of the British Third Division at the outbreak of the First World War.wikipedia
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Bruce Hamilton (British Army officer)

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Born in 1861, Hubert Hamilton was the son of General Henry Meade Hamilton, CB, and one of four brothers to enter military service, including General Sir Bruce Meade Hamilton (1857-1936).
His three brothers all became officers in the British Army, including the third son Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton.

3rd (United Kingdom) Division

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Major General Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton (27 June 1861 – 14 October 1914) was a senior British general who served with distinction throughout his career, seeing battle in the Mahdist War in Egypt and the Second Boer War in South Africa, before being given command of the British Third Division at the outbreak of the First World War. Hamilton received command of the 3rd Division in June 1914, and at the outbreak of the First World War immediately took the force to France with the British Expeditionary Force in the II Corps under General Horace Smith-Dorrien.
Its first commander during the war, Major-General Hubert Hamilton, was killed by shellfire near Béthune in October 1914.

Horace Smith-Dorrien

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Hamilton received command of the 3rd Division in June 1914, and at the outbreak of the First World War immediately took the force to France with the British Expeditionary Force in the II Corps under General Horace Smith-Dorrien.
Hamilton (GOC 3rd Division) also reported that his men would be unable to get away before 9am, which also left little choice but to fight, lest isolated forces be overwhelmed piecemeal by the Germans.

7th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East

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In 1906 he left Kitchener's service to assume command of the 7th Brigade and was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath.

Cheriton, Kent

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Once the fighting had moved on, his body was exhumed and returned to England, before being reburied at St Martin's Church in Cheriton.
The churchyard contains the grave of shipping reformer Samuel Plimsoll (whose gravestone bears the Plimsoll line), and, among many military burials, 24 CWGC-registered war graves, with all three armed forces represented, 15 from World War I (Major-General Hubert Hamilton being the first and highest-ranking of the latter) and nine from World War II.

Major general

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Major General Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton (27 June 1861 – 14 October 1914) was a senior British general who served with distinction throughout his career, seeing battle in the Mahdist War in Egypt and the Second Boer War in South Africa, before being given command of the British Third Division at the outbreak of the First World War.

Mahdist War

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Major General Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton (27 June 1861 – 14 October 1914) was a senior British general who served with distinction throughout his career, seeing battle in the Mahdist War in Egypt and the Second Boer War in South Africa, before being given command of the British Third Division at the outbreak of the First World War. In the following year, he was involved in the Mahdist War, when he accompanied Lord Kitchener's army against the Mahdist forces, fighting at the battle of Atbara and the battle of Omdurman, and in November 1899 as Deputy Adjutant general in the final advance against the Khalifa during the Battle of Umm Diwaykarat.

Egypt

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Major General Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton (27 June 1861 – 14 October 1914) was a senior British general who served with distinction throughout his career, seeing battle in the Mahdist War in Egypt and the Second Boer War in South Africa, before being given command of the British Third Division at the outbreak of the First World War.

Second Boer War

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Major General Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton (27 June 1861 – 14 October 1914) was a senior British general who served with distinction throughout his career, seeing battle in the Mahdist War in Egypt and the Second Boer War in South Africa, before being given command of the British Third Division at the outbreak of the First World War.

South Africa

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Major General Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton (27 June 1861 – 14 October 1914) was a senior British general who served with distinction throughout his career, seeing battle in the Mahdist War in Egypt and the Second Boer War in South Africa, before being given command of the British Third Division at the outbreak of the First World War.

World War I

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Major General Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton (27 June 1861 – 14 October 1914) was a senior British general who served with distinction throughout his career, seeing battle in the Mahdist War in Egypt and the Second Boer War in South Africa, before being given command of the British Third Division at the outbreak of the First World War. Hamilton received command of the 3rd Division in June 1914, and at the outbreak of the First World War immediately took the force to France with the British Expeditionary Force in the II Corps under General Horace Smith-Dorrien.

Race to the Sea

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Just two and a half months later at the height of the Race for the Sea, General Hamilton was killed by artillery fire whilst surveying the front line, the first British divisional commander to be killed in action during the conflict.

George Pomeroy Colley

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As a child the brothers were surrounded by military figures; in addition to their father, their brother-in-law was General Sir George Pomeroy Colley, who was killed in action at the battle of Majuba Hill in 1881.

Battle of Majuba Hill

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As a child the brothers were surrounded by military figures; in addition to their father, their brother-in-law was General Sir George Pomeroy Colley, who was killed in action at the battle of Majuba Hill in 1881.

Haileybury and Imperial Service College

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Hamilton was educated at Haileybury and Imperial Service College and, following attendance at the Royal Military College, entered service with the 2nd Foot Regiment (Queen's Royal Regiment) in 1880.

Royal Military College, Sandhurst

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Hamilton was educated at Haileybury and Imperial Service College and, following attendance at the Royal Military College, entered service with the 2nd Foot Regiment (Queen's Royal Regiment) in 1880.

Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)

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Hamilton was educated at Haileybury and Imperial Service College and, following attendance at the Royal Military College, entered service with the 2nd Foot Regiment (Queen's Royal Regiment) in 1880.

Presidencies and provinces of British India

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In the early 1880s he travelled to India with his regiment, and there was involved in the Burma Expedition 1886 to 1888, remaining in the country as Adjutant from 1886 to 1890 and winning the campaign medal with two clasps.

Third Anglo-Burmese War

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In the early 1880s he travelled to India with his regiment, and there was involved in the Burma Expedition 1886 to 1888, remaining in the country as Adjutant from 1886 to 1890 and winning the campaign medal with two clasps.

Adjutant

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In the early 1880s he travelled to India with his regiment, and there was involved in the Burma Expedition 1886 to 1888, remaining in the country as Adjutant from 1886 to 1890 and winning the campaign medal with two clasps.

Thomas Kelly-Kenny

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By 1896 he was back in England, and was appointed an ADC to Major-General Thomas Kelly-Kenny, commanding an Infantry brigade at Aldershot Garrison.

Aldershot Garrison

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By 1896 he was back in England, and was appointed an ADC to Major-General Thomas Kelly-Kenny, commanding an Infantry brigade at Aldershot Garrison.

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

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In the following year, he was involved in the Mahdist War, when he accompanied Lord Kitchener's army against the Mahdist forces, fighting at the battle of Atbara and the battle of Omdurman, and in November 1899 as Deputy Adjutant general in the final advance against the Khalifa during the Battle of Umm Diwaykarat.

Battle of Atbara

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In the following year, he was involved in the Mahdist War, when he accompanied Lord Kitchener's army against the Mahdist forces, fighting at the battle of Atbara and the battle of Omdurman, and in November 1899 as Deputy Adjutant general in the final advance against the Khalifa during the Battle of Umm Diwaykarat.