Order-in-Council – GHQ orders. Appointment of GOC, AIF

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number RCDIG0000023
Collection number 3DRL/3376 2/9
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 10
Object type Papers
Physical description 19 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1915-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Folder of 10 orders and letters written and received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, 5 October 1915 to 4 August 1917. The majority of these are official military orders distributed by Birdwood, General Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, and Lieutenant General Sir Launcelot Edward Kiggell. The file also includes copies of telegrams from the Department of Defence relating to the formation of Australians under Birdwood’s command and the replacement of Imperial officers by Australians.
This file contains:
Note by Birdwood titled "Contents", n.d.
"Australian Imperial Force orders" written by Birdwood, 5 October 1915 [includes attachment titled "Rules governing promotion of officers"]
"General Routine Orders" by Birdwood, 22 October 1915
"Army Routine Orders" by Birdwood, 30 November 1915
"General Routine Orders" by General Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, 5 December 1915
Note from Major General C R Butler to First, Second, Third, Fourth and Reserve Armies, 8 July 1916 [includes attachment of letter to Second Army from Lieutenant General Sir Launcelot Edward Kiggell with corrections and a corrected copy of the same letter, 3 July 1916] [copy]
Extract from Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No 105 of 17th August 1916 titled "Powers to be exercised by the General Officer Commanding the Australian Imperial Forces" by George Foster Pearce, 16 August 1916
Letter from George Foster Pearce to Birdwood, 20 September 1916 [includes extract from Commonwealth of Australia Gazette Number 105, 17 August 1916] [copy]
Cablegram to Birdwood from George Foster Pearce, 4 August 1917 [copy]