Hamilton, Sir Ian Standish Monteith

Hamilton, Sir Ian Standish Monteith

(ē`ən, mŏn-tēth`), 1853–1947, British general. He served in many campaigns in Asia and Africa, distinguishing himself in the South African War (1899–1902). He was military attaché with the Japanese in the Russo-Japanese War (1904–5). During World War I he commanded (1915) the Mediterranean expeditionary force in the abortive Gallipoli campaignGallipoli campaign,
1915, Allied expedition in World War I for the purpose of gaining control of the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits, capturing Constantinople, and opening a Black Sea supply route to Russia.
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. Relieved of his command, he spent his later years in pacifistic activities. His books include The Millennium? (1918), Gallipoli Diary (1920), and Listening for the Drums (1944).

Bibliography

See biography by his nephew, I. B. M. Hamilton (1966).

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