Birdwood, Lord William Riddell (Field Marshal, b.1865-d.1951

Collection ID 3DRL/3376
Collection type Private Record
Title Birdwood, Lord William Riddell (Field Marshal, b.1865-d.1951
Date made 1910-1930
Place made France
Object type Papers
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Place made France
Date made 1910-1930
Physical description

Collection of papers relating to Field Marshal Lord William Riddell Birdwood, commander of the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. The papers consist of diaries, correspondence, draft speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, original orders and reports of battles for Gallipoli and Bullecourt. Other material, including a certificate from the Mayor of Hobart, relates to Birdwood's visit to Australia in 1920. Correspondents include Prime Minister William Hughes, Sir Keith Murdoch, Sir George F Pearce, Lord Liverpool, Sir James Allen, Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, Sir Maurice Hankey, Sir George Arthur, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Charles Bean, Austen Chamberlain and Lady Birdwood.

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