ID number3DRL/3376
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleBirdwood, Lord William Riddell (Field Marshal, b.1865-d.1951)
Object typePapers
Maker
  • Birdwood, William Riddell
  • Various
Place made
  • France
  • Greece
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made1910-1930
AccessOpen
DescriptionCollection of papers relating to Field Marshal Lord William 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 RCDIG0000001
Series 3: Correspondence between Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and Lord Liverpool, 1915-1919 RCDIG0000028
Series 5: Correspondence between Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch, 1916-1918 RCDIG0000034
Series 11: Correspondence and other papers 1915 - 1930 related to the Dardanelles Campaign RCDIG0000077