Leave for Australian Troops (Anzac Leave)

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Accession Number RCDIG0000066
Collection number 3DRL/3376 9/3e
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 5
Object type Papers
Physical description 7 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains 5 telegrams exchanged or received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood between 17 September and 19 October 1917. This set of correspondence also includes telegrams from the Australian Minister of Defence, George Foster Pearce; the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Walter Long; and Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, Governor-General of Australia. These telegrams discuss the question of leave for the original contingent of Australian servicemen. There is also brief mention of the 1914 medal.
This file contains:
Telegram from George Foster Pearce to Birdwood, 17 September 1917
Telegram from Birdwood to Australian Department of Defence, 1 October 1917
Telegram from Walter Long to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 4 October 1917 [paraphrased]
Telegram from Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson to Walter Long, 16 October 1917 [paraphrased]
Telegram from Walter Long to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 19 October 1917 [paraphrased]