[Material prepared for evidence before Dardanelles Commission] Evacuation Operations

Accession Number RCDIG0000107
Collection number 3DRL/3376 11/15 File 7A
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 8
Object type Papers
Physical description 33 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Date made 1915-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

This file contains letters and telegrams written between 4 November 1915 and 13 February 1917 about the evacuation from ANZAC Cove and Suvla. The correspondence in this file includes plans for the evacuation and reports written after it was completed. This file was part of Item 1 on Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood's list of files submitted as evidence to the Dardanelles Commission. This original list can be found in 3DRL/3376 11/15 File 1.
This file contains:
A. Copies of cablegrams between Birdwood and Field Marshal Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener re command of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and Salonika Force, 3 November – 5 November 1915
B. Cablegram from War Office ordering evacuation of Suvla and Anzac, 8 December 1915
C. Extract from a communication from Captain A P Davidson to Admiral Sir John de Robeck – Turkish opinion of Dardanelles operations, n.d.
D. Letter from Colonel Cecil Faber Aspinall to Birdwood re evacuation orders from General Headquarters, 13 February 1917
E. D/O letter of 13 December 1915 re evacuation of Anzac and Suvla from Birdwood to Colonel Clive Wigram
F. letter of 20 December 1915 describing Anzac-Suvla evacuation
G. Letter from Birdwood to Colonel Clive Wigram of 22 December 1915 describing Anzac-Suvla evacuation
H. Letter of 7 January 1916 (P.S 9 January 1916 – Helles Evacuation)