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SIMPSON-BAIKIE, Brig Gen Sir Hugh Archie Dundas (1871-1924)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Simpson-Baikie
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: SIMPSON-BAIKIE, Brig Gen Sir Hugh Archie Dundas (1871-1924)
Date(s): Created 1888-1924, 1972
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box, 2 volumes or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s):

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1871; educated at Stubbington House, Fareham, Hampshire, and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into the Royal Artillery, and posted to 64 Field Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Ireland, 1889; Lt, 1892; service with A Battery (The Chestnut Troop), Royal Horse Artillery, India, 1893-1899; Capt, 1899; served with Egyptian Army, 1899-1900; reconquest of the Sudan, 1899; served in Second Boer War, South Africa, 1900-1902; Special Service, South Africa, 1900; Brevet Maj, 1902; service with O Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, India, 1903-1905; Maj, 1904; qualified as Army Interpreter in Modern Foreign Languages, 1905; graduated from Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1906; Assistant Military Secretary to Gen Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, 1907-1908; General Staff Officer 2, War Office, 1909-1910; General Staff Officer 2, Mediterranean Command and to Inspector General Overseas Forces, 1910-1911; posted to 5 Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Hilsea, Cosham, Hampshire, 1911; commanded A Battery (The Chestnut Troop), Royal Horse Artillery, South Africa, India and France, 1911-1915; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Lt Col, 1914; service on Western Front, 1914-1915; General Staff Officer 2, Headquarters, 2 Army, British Expeditionary Force, 1915; General Staff Officer 1, 48 South Midland Div, British Expeditionary Force, 1915; Brig Gen Royal Artillery, 29 Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915; Brig Gen Royal Artillery, 8 Corps, Gallipoli, 1915; awarded CB, 1915; Brig Gen General Staff, East Africa Force, 1915-1916; Commander Royal Artillery, 60 London Div, Western Front, 1916; temporary Brig Gen, 1916; Brevet Col, 1917; Commander Royal Artillery, 60 London Div, Salonika, 1916-1917; General Officer Commanding Royal Artillery, 21 Corps, Egypt and Palestine, 1917-1919; served at Third Battle of Gaza and as General Officer Commanding Royal Artillery, Battle of Megiddo, Palestine, 1918; General Officer Commanding Royal Artillery, 20 Corps, Cairo, Egypt, 1919; created KCMG, 1919; retired 1920; Hon Brig Gen, 1920; died 1924.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers and photographs, 1888-1924, 1972, mostly manuscript letters by Simpson-Baikie to his wife, Marion Evelyn Simpson-Baikie, Lady Simpson-Baikie, 1906-1919, including letters whilst on active service on the Western Front, Gallipoli, Salonika and Palestine, 1914-1918; four manuscript letters from Simpson-Baikie to his mother-in-law, Emilita Miller, 1904-1918, and three manuscript letters from Simpson-Baikie to his daughter, Jean Simpson-Baikie, 1917-1918. Also, manuscript letter from Gen Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton to Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton, asking her to inform Marion Evelyn Simpson-Baikie that Simpson-Baikie has been chosen to serve at Gallipoli, 1915; manuscript letter to Simpson-Baikie from Gen Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien, Governor of Gibraltar, on adverse comments about Smith-Dorrien in 1914 (Spiers, London, 1919) by FM John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Viscount of Ypres, 1920. Eleven photographs and two negatives relating to Simpson-Baikie's career, 1888-1920, including three photographs of Simpson-Baikie, 1888, [1904]; Lt Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum, General Officer Commanding in Chief, South Africa, with his Aide de Camp, Lt Francis Aylmer Maxwell [1901]; Maj Gen Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton, Maj Gen General Staff, Mediterranean Command, 1911; Gen Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton at Charing Cross station, London, on his departure for Gallipoli, 13 Mar 1915; aerial photograph of the French camp at Sedd el Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey, 1915. Typescript letter to Jean Morley Kennerley (née Simpson-Baikie) from Professor Robert Clifford Walton concerning Smith-Dorrien, 1972.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

2 files, 2 volumes.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line and due to be published in hard copy.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1981.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The papers of Gen Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton include correspondence with Simpson-Baikie relating to the Gallipoli campaign and to the Dardanelles Commission, 1916-1918 (Ref: Hamilton 8/1); personal correspondence with Simpson-Baikie, 1919-1924, and correspondence, dated 1920-1921, between Simpson-Baikie and Maj Gen Granville George Algernon Egerton, former General Officer Commanding 52 (Lowland) Div, Gallipoli, 1915-1916 (Ref: Hamilton 7); notes by Simpson-Baikie on use of artillery during the Gallipoli campaign, 1916, 1920 (Ref: Hamilton 7).


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Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 1998

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