Letters written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 1919

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Accession Number RCDIG0000043
Collection number 3DRL/3376 6/5b
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 7
Object type Letters
Physical description 57 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains copies of 7 letters sent by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson between 20 January and 4 September 1919. During this period, Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson was the Governor-General of Australia. Some of the subjects discussed in these letters include demobilisation, the efforts of women in England to help convalescing officers, requests for Australian soldiers to go to Russia and for transfers into the Indian Army, Versailles, discipline, peace celebrations, Red Cross, and the situation in India. Birdwood also mentions his upcoming visit to Australia and his thoughts on delivering speeches. Several politicians and officers in the Australian Army are also mentioned in these letters including Hughes, Cook, Howse, and Monash.
This file contains:
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 20 January 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 13 February 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 13 March 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 23 April 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 21 May 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 9 July 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 4 September 1919