Scrapbook kept by Lady Janetta Gonville Hope Birdwood, 1902 – 1939

Accession Number RCDIG0000529
Collection number 3DRL/3376 17/1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Scrapbook
Physical description 89 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1902-1939
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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This scrapbook, created by Lady Janetta Gonville Hope Birdwood, contains newspaper cuttings dating from 7 May 1915 to 12 January 1916. These newspaper cuttings relate to Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, the relationship he formed with the Anzacs at Gallipoli, the Gallipoli campaign, the evacuation from Gallipoli, and Birdwood's daughter Constance ‘Nancy’ Birdwood. The album also contains ephemera, photographs, telegrams, and letters, both loose and affixed. Correspondents include General Sir Charles Munro, Field Marshal William Edmund Ironside, King George V, General Brulard, Raja Sir Harnam Singh, Colonel Unsworth (Salvation Army), Richard Stawell, and General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton. Included in this scrapbook are telegrams from King George V and General Brulard addressed to Birdwood after the evacuation from Gallipoli, a telegram from General Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton to Birdwood and also annotated with Birdwood's comments dated 10 August 1915, and the telegram received by Lady Birdwood advising that her husband had been wounded on 14 May 1915.