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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.
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