Pearce, Sir George Foster (b.1870 - d.1952)

Accession Number 3DRL/2222
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1.4 shelf metres: 7 boxes
Object type Papers, Album
Maker Pearce, George Foster
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1914-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/080/002
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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The papers of Sir George Pearce document his life from 1910-1937, chiefly as Minister for Defence during the First World War. They comprise diaries, correspondence, official papers and reports relating to naval defence, the development of the Australian Imperial Force, First World War operations and campaigns, conscription, demobilisation, disarmament and Australia's role in the international community through the League of Nations. Correspondents include Field Marshal Lord Birdwood, Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, Lady Helen Munro-Ferguson, Australian Prime Ministers Andrew Fisher and William Hughes, Sir John Monash, Keith Murdoch, R Muirhead Collins and General Godley.

Other papers that relate to Sir George's broader political career are held by the National Library of Australia.