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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 Notes and Details
Note on the
Appointments of General Sir Archibald Hunter in the First World War:
17 Aug 1914
To command 13th (Western) Division – Salisbury Plain. (In the same order
Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien was appointed to command Aldershot Training
22 Aug 1914
To command Aldershot Training Centre. 8th (Light) Division and 9th
27 Nov 1914
The under mentioned appointment is made:
Commander, Aldershot Training Centre – General Sir Archibald Hunter,
GCB, GCVO, DSO. Dated 23 Aug 1914.
30 Dec 1914
Army Organization – It is notified that the present organization of the
Land Forces into Divisions and Army Corps is being further developed by
the creation of Armies, each of which will consist generally of three
The 3rd Army will be commanded by General Sir Archibald Hunter.
23 Mar 1916
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command.
“Head-quarters of Training Centres will cease to exist ……
“In the case of Aldershot Training Centre and Command the present
General officer Commanding, Aldershot Training Centre, will become
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command”.
(Date above given effect to 8 May 1916.)
Accession Number: KO2686/168
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