Letters and cablegrams written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0000039
Collection number 3DRL/3376 6/3a
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 10
Object type Letters
Physical description 62 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains copies of 10 letters and cablegrams sent by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood to Sir Munro Ferguson, Governor-General of Australia, between 17 May 1915 and 22 December 1915. Some of the topics discussed in these letters include the death of General William Throsby Bridges, conditions in the trenches, the naming of Anzac Cove, reconnaissance of the Dardanelles before the landing, recruiting, and the evacuation from Gallipoli.
This file contains:
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 17 May 1915
Cablegram from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 20 May 1915
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 21 June 1915
Cablegram from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 15 August [1915]
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 16 September 1915
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 3 October 1915
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 12 October 1915
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 8 November 1915 [includes note on location of attached letter from Birdwood to George Foster Pearce, 8 November 1915]
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 26 November 1915
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson and James Allen, 22 December 1915 [includes post-scripts to both addressees]