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Archive of General Sir Archibald Hunter GCB GCVO DSO TD LLD
at the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster.

Career Details and Notes

Proof copy of entry in to Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 21 Jun 1935.

“Hunter, General Sir Archibald, GCB 1911, GCVO, 1912, KCB, 1898, DSO, 1886. LL D Cambridge, LL.D. Glasgow. MP for Lancaster 1918-22; late Hon. Colonel 5th Battalion Royal Lancaster Regiment and 5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Entered 4th Regiment 1874; became Captain King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1882. Brevet Major 1885. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1889. Colonel 1894, Major General 1896, Lieutenant General 1900, and General 1905. Colonel of King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1913 to 1926; served in the Sudan Expedition 1884-85 (despatches, medal with clasp, bronze star, 4th Class Osmanieh); in Nile Expedition 1885-86, at action of Toski 1889 (despatches, clasp DSO, 3rd Class Medjidie); in command of 3rd Division of Dongola Expedition 1896 (despatches, medal, Egypt, medal with two clasps); in command of Infantry Division in Nile Expeditions 1897 and 1898 (despatches, 2nd Class Osmanieh, four clasps to Egypt, medal, thanked by both Houses of Parliament, KCB); in South African War 1899-1901 (despatches thrice, medal with six clasps, promoted Lieutenant General); was attached to the Egyptian Army 1884-1887, and 1888-92. Governor of Suakin and the Red Sea Littoral, 1892-94; Governor of the Frontier Province, Egypt, 1894-96; Governor of Dongola Province 1896-99; Governor of Omdurman, 1899; has 2nd class Medjidie; in command of 1st class District, Bombay 1899, Scottish District 1901-03, and of Western Command, India, 1903-1910. Governor and Commander in Chief, Gibraltar, 1910-13; General Officer Commanding Aldershot, 1914-1917; ADC General to the King 1917-1919; is Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour; accompanied Duke of Abercorn on Special Mission to announce accession of HM King Edward VII, 1901.
Born 6 Sep 1856; son of the late Archibald Hunter; married 1 Nov 1910, Mary (who died 30 Nov 1924) widow of George, 2nd Baron Inverclyde and younger daughter of Hickson Fergusson of The Knowe, County Ayr.
Clubs - Marlborough, Carlton and Royal Automobile, London.
New Club, Edinburgh.
Accession Number: KO2686/139


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