The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Hunter, Lieut-Gen Sir Archibald
Hunter, Lieut-Gen Sir Archibald, K.C.B., (1898), D.S.O. (1886), Governor and Commander-in-Chief , ; b. 1856; educ: Glasgow Academy; Sandhurst; Joined the Army in the 4th King’s Own Royal Lancaster, 1874; eventually became Major-General, 1896; served in Egypt under Sir Francis Grenfell; wounded severely, in the battle of Giniss, 1885; also wounded slightly in the battle of Toski, 1889; on special service in Egypt; Governor of Dongola and Commandant of Frontier Field Force, 1895-99; Governor of Omdurman, 1899; won Egyptian medal and other orders; commanded 1st Class District in India, 1899; commanded 10th Division, in South Africa, 1900-1901 (despatches, twice promoted Lieut.-General); commanded in Scotland, 1901-1903; Western Army Corps, India, 1904-7; commanded Southern Army, India, 1907-9. Clubs: Naval and Military, United Service.