Hastings Anderson

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Sir Hastings Anderson
Lt. Gen. Sir Hastings Anderson
Born 1872
Died 1930 (aged 57–58)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1890–1931
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant General Sir (Warren) Hastings Anderson, KCB (1872–1930) was Quartermaster-General to the Forces.

Military career[edit]

Anderson was born the first son of General David Anderson, Colonel-in-Chief of the Cheshire Regiment, and his wife Charlotte Christina (née Anderson) on 9 January 1872 in Newton-by-Chester in Cheshire, England. Educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst,[1] Anderson was commissioned into the Cheshire Regiment in 1890.[2]

He was promoted to Captain on 18 December 1899,[3] and fought in the Second Boer War becoming Deputy Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of Military Governor in Johannesburg in 1900.[2]

He also took part in World War I joining the British Expeditionary Force and serving with 8th Division, then with 11th Army Corps, then with 15th Army Corps and finally with the 1st Army.[2] He was, effectively Chief of Staff, of 1st Army and it was his task to prepare for the assault on Vimy Ridge in 1917.[1]

After the War he became Commandant at the Staff College until 1922 when he moved to Army Headquarters in India.[2] He was appointed General Officer Commanding Baluchistan District in 1924 and Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1927; he retired in 1931.[2]

He was Colonel of the Cheshire Regiment from 1928 to 1930.[4]

He died on the 11 December 1930.[5]


Anderson was the older brother of Admiral Sir David Murray Anderson[5] and married Eileen Hamilton in 1910; there were no children.[1]



  • Outline of the development of the British Army: Up to the commencement of the Great War, 1914 Notes for four lectures delivered at the Staff College by Lieutenant General Sir Hastings Anderson
Military offices
Preceded by
College closed during the War
(Post last held by Launcelot Kiggell)
Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley
Succeeded by
Edmund Ironside
Preceded by
Sir Walter Campbell
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Succeeded by
Sir Felix Ready