Birdwood, Lord William Riddell (Field Marshal, b.1865 - d.1951)

Unit Infantry battalions
Places
Accession Number 3DRL/3376
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2.6 shelf metres: 12 boxes plus 5 oversize flat.
Object type Papers
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Various
Place made France, Greece, Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made 1910-1930
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/010/007
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection of papers relating to Field Marshal Lord William Riddell Birdwood, commander of the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. The papers consist of diaries, correspondence, draft speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, original orders and reports of battles for Gallipoli and Bullecourt. Other material, including a certificate from the Mayor of Hobart, relates to Birdwood's visit to Australia in 1920. Correspondents include Prime Minister William Hughes, Sir Keith Murdoch, Sir George F Pearce, Lord Liverpool, Sir James Allen, Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, Sir Maurice Hankey, Sir George Arthur, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Charles Bean, Austen Chamberlain and Lady Birdwood.