King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

GORDON, Sir Alexander (Hamilton) (1859-1939), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Royal Artillery 1880; Afghan War 1880; Staff College 1894; Bde Maj, Royal Artillery, Malta 1894-1897; South African War 1899-1901; operations at Ladysmith, Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz and Tugela Heights 1900; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Intelligence, South Africa 1901; Instructor, School of Gunnery 1901; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, 1 Army Corps, Aldershot 1901-1904; Assistant Quartermaster General, Mobilisation, Army Headquarters 1904-1908; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Eastern Command 1909-1910; Director of Military Operations, General Staff, India 1910-1914; World War I 1914-1918; Maj Gen in charge of Administration and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command 1914-1916; Commander, 9 Army Corps, France 1916-1918; Col Commandant Royal Artillery 1919; retired 1920

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Lt Gen Sir Lawrence Worthington Parsons include two letters from Gordon, from 9 Corps Headquarters, relating to the performance of 16 Irish Div 1916


Index terms
NAMES Gen Sir Alexander Hamilton Gordon (father)

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