Correspondence between Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and family members, 1902 – 1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000052
Collection number 3DRL/3376 8/2b
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 27
Object type Letters
Physical description 135 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1902-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This file contains 28 items, predominately letters, exchanged by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and immediate and extended family members during the period 12 March 1902 to 18 October 1918. Subjects discussed in these letters include plans to force the Dardanelles, Birdwood’s relative Consett Carre Riddell, the evacuation from Gallipoli, visiting Australia after the war, capture of Lille, submarines, and zeppelin raids.
This file contains:
Letter from Sir Benjamin Parnell Bromhead to Birdwood, 12 March 1902 [includes envelope]
Letter from Sir Benjamin Parnell Bromhead to Birdwood, 15 March 1902
Letter from Birdwood to Bessie [Ross-Watt], 21 April 1915
Letter from Christopher Bromhead Birdwood to Birdwood, 6 December 1915 [includes envelope]
Letter from Birdwood to Tom Riddell, 28 December 1915
Letter from Sir Benjamin Parnell Bromhead, 12 January 1916 [incorrectly dated 12 January 1915]
Letter from Constance [Nancy] Jean Gonville Birdwood to Birdwood, [1916]
Letter from Constance [Nancy] Jean Gonville Birdwood to Birdwood, 21 February 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from J F Vaughton to Lady Jeannette Birdwood, 4 March 1916
Letter from Agnes Birdwood to Birdwood, 20 March 1916
Letter from Roger Birdwood to Birdwood, 9 April 1916
Letter from Sir George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood to Birdwood, 9 May 1916
Letter from Fanny Birdwood to Birdwood, 10 May 1916
Letter from Christopher Bromhead Birdwood to Birdwood, 14 May 1916 [includes school report]
Letter from Lady Jeannette Birdwood to Birdwood, 19 July [1916]
Letter from Frank Colin Craig to Birdwood, 18 November 1916
Letter from Frank Colin Craig to Birdwood, 27 November 1916 [includes portrait]
Letter from Colin Craig to Birdwood, 14 December 1916
Letter from F C [indecipherable surname] to Birdwood, 25 December 1916
Letter from Frederick Craig to Birdwood, 24 January 1917
Letter from Edith Stuart to Birdwood, 25 January 1917
Letter from Sir Benjamin Parnell Bromhead to Birdwood, 14 February 1917
Letter from Sir George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood to Birdwood, 25 April 1917
Letter from Sir Benjamin Parnell Bromhead to Birdwood, 15 May 1917
Letter from Benjamin [indecipherable] Moore to Lady Jeannette Birdwood, 18 October 1918
Letter from Constance [Nancy] Jean Gonville Birdwood and Lady Jeannette Birdwood to Birdwood, n.d. [incomplete]
Signature of Penttard, n.d.