Letters written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000042
Collection number 3DRL/3376 6/5a
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 13
Object type Letters
Physical description 141 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains copies of 13 letters sent by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson between 3 February and 6 December 1918. During this period, Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson was the Governor-General of Australia. Some of the topics covered in these letters include the conscription referendum, recruitment, delays in receiving correspondence, discipline, the 1914 Star, journeys by aeroplane, absorption of battalions into other units including the reaction of the 37th Battalion, American and Portuguese soldiers, and the rivalry between Canadian and Australian troops. There is also mention in these letters of visits from the King and Prime Minister Hughes. Several officers in the British and Australian armies are also mentioned including Rosenthal, Gelibrand, Monash, Chauvel, and White.
This file contains:
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 3 February 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 25 February 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 28 March 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 10 April 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 1 May 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 27 May 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 15 June 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 10 July 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 21 August 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 17 September 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 18 October 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 28 October 1918
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 6 December 1918