Letters received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, 6 January 1916 – 30 May 1916

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Accession Number RCDIG0000016
Collection number 3DRL/3376 2/2
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 57
Object type Letters
Physical description 162 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains 52 letters received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood from men and women of various military and civilian positions between 6 January and 30 May 1916. Some of the correspondents include General Sir Dighton Probyn (Knight General Officer of Royal Household), General Brulard, Sir James Allen (New Zealand Minister of Defence), Aubrey Herbert (British diplomat), and Andrew Fisher (Australian High Commissioner to United Kingdom). One letter from C J F Harding includes a humorous piece of writing titled “Jim” which pokes fun at the soldiers’ fondness for ‘Birdie’. This file features several letters commenting on the evacuation from Gallipoli. Other subjects discussed include zeppelin raids over England, appointments in India, and the visit of Queen Alexandra to the Western Front.
The letters in this file are a mixture of private and official and include:
Letter from General Sir Dighton Macnaughten Probyn to Birdwood, 6 January 1916 [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Clive Wigram to Birdwood, 6 January 1916 [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from W Bax to Birdwood, 12 January 1916
Letter from General Sir Dighton Macnaughten Probyn to Birdwood, 20 January 1916 [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from James Allen to Birdwood, 24 January 1916 [includes attachment of letter from C H Verity to James Allen, 20 January 1916]
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Clive Wigram to Birdwood, 25 January 1916 [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Oswald Fitzgerald to Birdwood, 28 January 1916
Letter from Brigadier General Newton James Moore to Birdwood, 3 February 1916
Letter from General Sir Dighton Macnaughten Probyn to Birdwood, 3 February 1916 [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from Admiral John Michael de Robeck to Birdwood, 3 February 1916
Letter from S J W Pollen to Birdwood [includes attached letter from General Brulard to Birdwood, 11 January 1916 and telegram from General Brulard to Birdwood, 5 January 1916], 6 February 1916
Letter from Thomas Noble Mackenzie to Birdwood, 8 February 1916
Letter from Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain to Birdwood, 9 February 1916
Letter from Walter Draper to Birdwood, 9 February 1916
Letter from Captain Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert to Birdwood, 9 February 1916
Letter from Lord Charles Hardinge to Birdwood, 12 February 1916
Letter from David McLaren Morrison to Birdwood, 22 February 1916
Letter from General Sir Dighton Macnaughten Probyn to Birdwood, 23 February 1916 [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from Colonel Reginald Spencer Browne to Birdwood, 28 February 1916
Letter from Joseph Preston to Birdwood, 12 March 1916
Letter from Douglas John Byard to Birdwood, 14 March 1916
Letter from James Jacob Esson to Birdwood, 14 March 1916
Letter from Andrew Skeen to Birdwood, 14 March 1916
Letter from Lord Charles Hardinge to Birdwood, 16 March 1916
Letter from John Charles Tarver to Birdwood, 16 March 1916
Letter from Charles Ernest Randolph MacKesy to Birdwood, 20 March 1916
Letter from John de Robeck to Birdwood, 23 March 1916
Letter from Andrew Skeen to Birdwood, 30 March 1916
Letter from H S Smith-Dorrien to Birdwood, 2 April 1916
Letter from Andrew Fisher to Birdwood, 14 April 1916
Letter from Sir Josceline Wodehouse to Birdwood, 22 April 1916
Letter from Thomas Baker to Birdwood, 24 April 1916
Letter from Hugh Tornour England to Birdwood, 24 April 1916
Letter from Lord Charles Hardinge to Birdwood, 27 April 1916
Letter from Marquess of Landsdowne to Birdwood, 27 April 1916
Letter from Anthony Hendry to Birdwood, 1 May 1916 [written on reverse of two postcards of Mosman, Sydney]
Letter from Herbert Vaughan Cox to Birdwood, 3 May 1916
Letter from W Lawton to Birdwood, 6 May 1916
Letter from Alexander John Godley to Birdwood, 10 May 1916
Letter from Sarah Goers to Birdwood, 16 May 1916
Letter from C J F Harding to Birdwood, 16 May 1916 [including attached letter titled "Jim", n.d.]
Letter from General Sir Dighton Macnaughten Probyn to Birdwood, 16 May 1916 [includes envelope] [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from Alexander John Godley to Birdwood, 18 May 1916
Letter from A S Watt to Birdwood, 19 May 1916
Letter from Henry F Woods to Birdwood, 19 May 1916
Letter from Alexander John Godley to Birdwood, 20 May 1916
Letter from Herbert George Jenkins to Birdwood, 22 May 1916
Letter from General Sir Dighton Macnaughten Probyn to Birdwood, 22 May 1916
Letter from [indecipherable name], Colonel Commanding the Australian Imperial Force Headquarters (Egyptian Section), to Birdwood, 22 May 1916
Letter from Alexander John Godley to Birdwood, 25 May 1916
Letter from 'a mother of one of the boys' to Birdwood, 27 May 1916 [includes newspaper clipping titled "Tree Felling Competition", May 1916]
Letter from Grace Margaret Wilson to Birdwood, 28 May 1916
Letter from Herbert Vaughn Cox to 2 ANZAC Headquarters, 31 May 1916 [includes forwarded letter from Brigadier General John Monash to 4th Australian Division, 30 May 1916]