[Material prepared for evidence before Dardanelles Commission] Extracts from Helles Evacuation File

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Accession Number RCDIG0000111
Collection number 3DRL/3376 11/15 File 8
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 17
Object type Records
Physical description 31 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Various
Date made 1915-1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This file contains letters and telegrams written or received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood between 22 December 1915 and 11 January 1916. This correspondence discusses the evacuation from Helles. Some of the correspondents in this file are Birdwood as General Officer Commanding Dardanelles Army, Major General Arthur Lynden Lynden-Bell as Chief of the General Staff Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, General Jean Marie Joseph Armand Brulard as Commandant en Chef le Corps Expeditionnaire Des Dardanelles, Sir William Robinson as Chief of Imperial General Staff, General Sir Francis Davies as General Officer commanding 8th Army Corps, and General Sir Walter Pipon Braithwaite as Chief Mediterranean Force. This file was part of Item 1 on 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:
Telegram from Major General Arthur Lynden Lynden-Bell to [Birdwood], 22 December 1915
Telegram from General Headquarters to ANZAC Headquarters, 25 December 1915 [incorporates message from Chief at the War Office, 24 December 1915]
Telegram from Birdwood to [Sir William Robert Robertson], 25 December 1915
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Faber Aspinall to [Lieutenant General Francis Davies], 27 December 1915
Telegram from [Sir William Robert Robertson to [Birdwood], 28 December 1915 [annotated with comments from Birdwood]
Telegram from [Major General Walter Pipon Braithwaite] to Birdwood, 29 December 1915
Letter from [Birdwood] to Major General Jean Marie Joseph Armand Brulard, 30 December 1915
Letter from Major General Arthur Lynden Lynden-Bell to [Birdwood], 31 December 1915
Dardanelles Army Order Number 2 by Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Faber Aspinall, 1 January 1916
Telegram from General Headquarters Cairo to ANZAC Headquarters, 3 January 1915
Dardanelles Army Order Number 3 by Acting Brigadier General Cecil Faber Aspinall, 6 January 1916
Telegram from ANZAC Headquarters to General Headquarters Mediterranean Force, 7 January 1916
Telegram from ANZAC Headquarters to General Headquarters Mediterranean Force in Cairo, 8 January 1916
Telegram from ANZAC Headquarters to General Headquarters Mediterranean Force in Cairo, 8 January 1916
Telegram from ANZAC Headquarters to General Headquarters Mediterranean Force, 9 January 1916
Telegram from ANZAC Headquarters to General Headquarters Mediterranean Force in Cairo, 9 January 1916
Special Dardanelles Army Order of the Day by Acting Brigadier General Cecil Faber Aspinall, 11 January 1916 [includes messages from Kitchener, Monro, Birdwood and de Robeck]