Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton
Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton
- October 12
) was a general in the British Army
and is most notably known for commanding the ill-fated Mediterranean
Expeditionary Force during the Battle of Gallipoli
Hamilton's military career began in 1873 and he served in India and Africa. He was Chief of Staff to Lord Kitchener during the Boer War. He was knighted in 1902.
Kitchener appointed Hamilton to command the Allied expedition to gain control of the Dardanelles straits from Turkey and capture Constantinople.