Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston Has Been Added to the ‘Stories’ Section

The controversial Kilmarnock-born Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston has now been added to the ‘Stories’ section of our website!

During WWI he served in France at the battles of Le Cateau and Aisne and would often supervise his command from a motorbike. He faced major criticisms for his time in the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and in the first day of the Somme in 1916 where his unit suffered the greatest number of casualties. He earned the nickname “Hunter-Bunter” and was described as a “donkey general.” 

Did you know he lived at Hunterston House in North Ayrshire? It is here he would die after falling from the roof in 1940.

To read more about him, click HERE.