Correspondence with Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch, 1916 -1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000035
Collection number 3DRL/3376 5/1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 22
Object type Letters
Physical description 65 Image/s captured
Maker Murdoch, Keith Arthur
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1916-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains 21 letters written by Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch to Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood between 23 October 1916 and 10 June 1918. Also included is a telegram sent by Murdoch to The Sun newspaper in relation to the promotion of Monash to Corps Commander. Some of the topics discussed in this correspondence include the conscription referendums held in Australia in October 1916 and December 1917, the outcome of soldiers’ vote on conscription, and Murdoch’s brother Alan who served with the 37th Infantry Battalion.
This file contains:
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 23 October 1916
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 5 November 1916 [includes newspaper clipping titled "Ballot of the Australian Troops"
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, [Christmas 1916]
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 12 February 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 8 April 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 11 June 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 11 July 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 7 November 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 8 November 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 8 November 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 12 November 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 29 November 1917
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 27 December 1917 [includes “Notes on the Australian Conscription Referendum”]
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 8 April 1918
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 23 April 1918
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 8 May 1918 [includes copy of a telegram dated 2 May 1916]
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 21 May 1918
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 22 May 1918 [includes registered envelope]
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 25 May 1918
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 3 June 1918
Letter from Keith Arthur Murdoch to Birdwood, 10 June 1918
Telegram from Keith Arthur Murdoch to ‘The Sun’, 20 June 1918