ID number3DRL/3376
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleBirdwood, Lord William Riddell (Field Marshal, b.1865-d.1951)
Object typePapers
  • Birdwood, William Riddell
  • Various
Place made
  • France
  • Greece
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made1910-1930
DescriptionCollection 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.
Series 1: Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood’s Personal Diaries, 1915-1920
Series 2: Wartime correspondence and papers, 1915-1919
Series 3: Correspondence between Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and Lord Liverpool, 1915-1919
Series 4: Correspondence between Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and Sir James Allen, 1915-1918
Series 5: Correspondence between Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch, 1916-1918
Series 6: Correspondence between Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson, and Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, 1915-1919
Series 7: Correspondence with Sir George Foster Pearce, 1915-1919
Series 8: Personal correspondence, 1912-1918
Series 9: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1903 – 1950
Series 10: Addresses and speeches given by Birdwood and others during the First World War, interwar period and Second World War.
Series 11: Correspondence and other papers 1915 - 1930 related to the Dardanelles Campaign
Series 12: Documents related to various campaigns including Gallipoli, Bapaume and Bullecourt
Series 13: Federal Election and the Second Conscription Referendum, 1917
Series 14: Personal papers, 1910-1920
Series 15: Photographs and postcards, 1914-1930
Series 16: Ephemera, 1915-1930
Series 17: Newspaper Cuttings, 1902 - 1940