Letters written to Sir James Allen and other correspondents by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, 1915 - 1919

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Accession Number RCDIG0000033
Collection number 3DRL/3376 4/2
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 29
Object type Letters
Physical description 192 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Place made Egypt, France
Date made 1915-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Folder of 29 letters written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to Sir James Allen, New Zealand Minister of Defence, between 15 May 1915 and 31 October 1919. In early 1917, Allen was awarded a KCB and this is reflected in the titles given to the letters within this file. This folder also includes 5 letters exchanged between Birdwood and other correspondents on topics related to New Zealand forces during this period. Some of the topics covered in this file include hospital ships, reinforcements, dental and medical services, the New Zealand military service bill, Wozzer riots in Cairo, and the training of New Zealand and Australian soldiers.
This file contains:
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 15 May 1915
Cablegram from Birdwood to James Allen, 15 August [1915]
Note advising of location of letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 22 December 1915
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 4 February 1916 [attachment referenced in File 3/1b]
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 17 March 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 26 March 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 6 May 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 23 May 1916
Letters to Birdwood on the subject of the dental, medical and chaplain services of the New Zealand forces from Colonel Courtenay Clarke Manifold 17 May 1915, Brigadier General Andrew Hamilton Russell 17 May 1915 and Major General Neville Reginald Howse, 12 June 1915
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 22 June 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 12 August 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 5 September 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 20 September 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 30 October 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 1 November 1916
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 12 November 1916
Letter from Birdwood to Major General Robert Dundas Whigham, 15 January 1917
Letter from Birdwood to James Allen, 17 January 1917
Note addressed to Captain Jennings, 15 February 1917
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 23 March 1917
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 3 June 1917
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 24 July 1917
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 28 September 1917
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 1 October 1917
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 10 December 1917 [includes list of casualties]
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 31 January 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 28 April 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 1 June 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 2 November 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 22 April 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 28 May 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 8 July 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir James Allen, 31 October 1919