Series 13: Federal Election and the Second Conscription Referendum, 1917

Accession Number RCDIG0000121
Collection number 3DRL/3376 13/-
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Series
Item count 33
Object type Papers
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Murdoch, Keith Arthur
Place made France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

This series comprises correspondence relating to the 1917 federal election in Australia, as well as correspondence and official documents about the 1916 and 1917 referendums on conscription. The correspondents featured in this series include Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch, Sir Frederick William Young as the Agent-General for South Australia, and General Anderson. Some of the topics covered include the distribution of subject matter related to the upcoming federal election to the soldiers in the trenches and messages relating to the conscription referendums, as well as the capture of Bapaume and AIF staff changes in the United Kingdom.