First World War and family photographs collected by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, 1915-1917

Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place
Accession Number RCDIG0000138
Collection number 3DRL/3376 15/4
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 80
Object type Photograph
Maker Various
Date made 1915-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.
Description

This file contains 80 black and white photographs collected by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood. These photographs include family photographs as well as official war photographs of the Western Front and Gallipoli taken between 1915 and 1917. Featured in these photographs are the towns and villages of Bapaume, Le Sars, Thiepval, Vaulx, Ribemont, Noreuil and Millencourt. As well as Birdwood, people in this set of images include Private Thomas Henry Davies MM, Private S Cavenaugh, Corporal Geoffrey Cowen, Captain Ken Russell, Brigadier General Walter Adam Coxen, Colonel Sir Henry McMahon, Private Charles William Marsh, Private Leo Dixon, and Major General Henry William Murray. There are also several aerial photographs.
This file contains:
Photograph of three members of the 2nd Australian Division standing outside the Bapaume Town Hall, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00393 for more information]
Photograph showing graves in the Australian Cemetery at Becordel, June 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00544 for more information]
[Aerial photograph taken by No 1 Kite Balloon Squadron showing Martinpuich and annotated with map reference E18c 8.2 Sheet 62D, 21 July 1916]
[Photograph showing the remains of a brick house in a destroyed forest on Western Front, n.d.]
Photograph showing the Bapaume Town Hall, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00351 for more information]
Photograph showing the French town, Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00350 for more information]
Photograph showing the Bapaume Town Hall, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00349 for more information]
Photograph showing the ruins of a street in Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00348 for more information]
Photograph showing a German light railway engine in the old no man's land between Le Sars and Warlencourt, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00353 for more information]
Photograph showing the ruins of the Le Sars railway station, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number for E00352 for more information]
Photograph showing a wounded British airman being carried up the Bapaume Road, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00352 for more information]
Photograph showing mounted Australian transport soldiers rounding a mine crater on the main Bapaume-Le Sars road, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00398 for more information]
Photograph showing the exterior of an old German dugout at Mouquet Farm, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00400 for more information]
Photograph showing the sun setting over Thiepval, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00399 for more information]
Photograph showing the ruins of Bapaume, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00399 for more information]
Photograph showing burning houses in Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00372 for more information]
Photograph showing 401 Private Thomas Henry Davies MM and 4061 Private S Cavenaugh of the 30th Battalion, passing a burning house in Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00370 for more information]
Photograph showing a view of Bapaume from the 'Butte' on the ramparts, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00368 for more information]
Photograph showing Bapaume from the 'Butte' on the ramparts, 17 March 1917
Photograph showing a wounded soldier of the 30th Battalion being carried through Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00373 for more information]
Photograph showing some of the 8th Australian Infantry Brigade having their midday meal near Bapaume, March 1917
[Aerial photograph annotated with map reference 57c N2bd 3C1924, 27 January 1917]
[Aerial photograph annotated with map reference 57c N13 3C1916, 27 January 1917]
[Aerial photograph annotated with map reference 57c N14 3C 1904, 27 January 1917]
[Aerial photograph annotated with map reference 57c N8 3C 1917, 27 January 1917]
[Aerial photograph annotated with map reference 57c T4 3C1908, 27 January 1917]
[Aerial photograph annotated with map reference 57c N17 abd 3C1919, 27 January 1917]
Photograph showing a view of the Bapaume Town Hall, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00376 for more information]
Photograph showing a general view of Bapaume, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00369 for more information]
Photograph showing a view of the Butte de Warlencourt, 3 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00338 for more information]
Photograph showing 398 Corporal Geoffrey Cowen, 30th Battalion, reading a sign in Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00377 for more information]
Photograph showing a view of the Butte de Warlencourt showing the effects of bombardment, 3 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00337 for more information]
[British Official Photograph L1461 showing soldiers participating in celebrations after the liberation of Lille, October 1918]
[Photograph showing an unidentified boy and soldier with Judith Birdwood, n.d.]
[British Official Photograph C2824 showing a shipping yard beside the sea, n.d.]
[British Official Photograph C2836 showing aeroplanes flying above a jetty, n.d.]
[Photograph showing a senior officer during parade, n.d.]
[British Official Photograph N903 showing soldiers participating in celebrations after the liberation of Lille, October 1918]
Photograph showing gunners of the 16th Battery, Australian Field Artillery pulling an 18 pounder gun into a new position near Beaumetz, 21 April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00463 for more information]
Photograph showing three soldiers of No 4 Section, 22 Machine Gun Company shooting at a German aircraft flying above Bullecourt, 23 April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00458 for more information]
Photograph showing three soldiers of No 4 Section, 22 Machine Gun Company cooling a machine gun after shooting at a German aircraft flying above Bullecourt, 23 April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00459 for more information]
[Aerial photograph annotated with map reference 235L.35.4.182-30.B.S.T 5.3.W.??9.15 No.202, September 1915]
Photograph showing the area south of Tramway Trench near Pozieres, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00511 for more information]
Photograph showing a working party of Australian soldiers on the Bapaume Road near Le Sars, 20 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00464 for more information]
Photograph showing a soldier on horseback riding past the ruins of a church in Vaulx, April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00466 for more information]
Photograph showing a large group of Australian soldiers gathered to watch a fancy dress parade at an Anzac Day sports gathering at Ribemont, 25 April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00460]
Photograph showing the view from Noreuil, 27 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00461 for more information]
Photograph showing observers watching Australian artillery shelling the Hindenburg Line, 27 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00462 for more information]
Photograph showing a German dugout on the Butte de Warlencourt near Le Sars, January 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00340 for more information]
Photograph showing an Australian medical orderly serving meals to the wounded at a temporary Australian hospital at Millencourt, February 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00341 for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood reviewing an Australian Division at Ribemont, 12 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00449 for more information]
Photograph showing members of the 2nd Australian Division at a dump of front line supplies near 'Iggery Corner', May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00436 for more information]
Photograph showing a stretcher party and another man walking along a road near Bullecourt, 3 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00443 for more information]
Photograph showing members of the 4th Divisional Artillery on the Bapaume Road near Le Sars, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00435 for more information]
Photograph showing Brigadier General Walter Adam Coxen receiving the salute from the officers of a 3rd Divisional Artillery Column on the Bapaume Road, 20 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00465 for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood shaking hands with Major Henry William Murray, 16th Battalion, after presenting him with a bar to his DSO, 12 May 1917
Photograph showing Birdwood at North Beach, Gallipoli, December 1915
Photograph showing Birdwood and Colonel Sir Henry McMahon, Gallipoli, November 1915 [see online caption for photograph number G00572A for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood with other officers on horseback, n.d.
Photograph showing Birdwood visiting the support line trenches at Ungodly Avenue, near Messines, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E01494 for more information]
Photograph of Birdwood standing next to his favourite horse, a chestnut gelding, in the grounds of the Chateau at Querrieu, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00537 for more information]
Photograph of Birdwood decorating an officer for bravery in the first attack on the Hindenburg Line, 12 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00451 for more information]
Photograph showing the distribution of gifts of the Australian Comforts Fund to the 13th Battalion at Ribemont, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00451 for more information]
Photograph showing an Australian soldier standing outside a burning café in Bapaume, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00388 for more information]
Photograph showing Australians playing 'pitch and toss' in the support line near Noreuil, 20 April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00453 for more information]
Photograph showing Australians in the second line of trenches before Riencourt, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00454 for more information]
Photograph showing a staff sergeant dental mechanic at Henencourt, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00379 for more information]
Photograph showing the Central Registry Office of 1st Anzac Corps Headquarters at Henencourt, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00380 for more information]
Photograph showing Captain Ken Russell, Australian Army Dental Service, working in the dental surgery at Henencourt, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00378 for more information]
Photograph showing three soldiers warming themselves over a stove in a street in Bapaume, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00385 for more information]
Photograph showing two soldiers having a closer look at the wreckage of a street in Bapaume, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00387 for more information]
Photograph showing two soldiers having a closer look at the wreckage of a street in Bapaume, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00386 for more information]
Photograph showing members of the 2nd Australian Division Engineers removing parts from rolling stock at Le Sars, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00357 for more information]
Photograph showing a German railway truck at Le Sars Railway Station, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00358 for more information]
Photograph showing a view of Bapaume Road where the support line was located during the winter of 1916-1917, 3 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00359 for more information]
Photograph showing wounded soldiers at an Australian hospital in Millencourt, February 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00342 for more information]
Photograph showing two unidentified Australian soldiers gathering coal on the Bapaume Road near the Butte de Warlencourt, 3 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00364 for more information]
Photograph showing members of B Company, 30th Battalion, amongst the ruins on Cambrai Road, Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00361 for more information]
Photograph showing boats at a port with soldiers heading aboard, n.d.
Photograph showing 2795 Private Charles William Marsh and 2319 Private Leo Dixon, 30th Battalion at Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00374 for more information]

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