First World War and family photographs collected by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, 1917-1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000520
Collection number 3DRL/3376 15/5
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 82
Object type Photograph
Physical description 147 Image/s captured
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 81 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 England, taken between 1917 and 1918. Featured in these photographs are the ruins and liberation events in the towns and villages of Lille, Ribemont, Bullecourt, Tournai, Hindecourt, Brussells, Bapaume, Vaulx, Grevillers, and Flers. As well as Birdwood, some of the people appearing in this set of images are the Belgian royal family, the Mayor of Lille, General John Joseph Talbot Hobbs, General Sir Newton Moore, Captain Robert Gordon Chirnside, Sir Douglas Haig, Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, Poincare (French President), and Major Henry William Murray. There are also some aerial photographs included in this file.
This file contains:
[Photograph showing soldiers participating in a parade in Lille during the town's liberation celebrations, October 1918]
[Photograph showing soldiers participating in a parade in Lille during the town's liberation celebrations, October 1918]
[Photograph showing the state entry into Brussels of the Belgian King and Queen, 21 November 1918]
[Photograph showing the Queen of Belgium on her horse observing a Victory Parade in Brussels, 21 November 1918]
Photograph showing No 6 and No 8 Platoons, B Company, 4th Australian Pioneers on a light railway heading along Bapaume Road, 19 April 1917 [see online caption of photograph number E00469 for more information] Photograph showing Birdwood reviewing an Australian Division at Ribemont, 12 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00447 for more information]
[Photograph showing Birdwood addressing the Mayor and officials during liberation celebrations in Lille, October 1918]
[Photograph showing two women investigating a shipping yard with an officer saluting in the background, n.d.]
Photograph showing French President Poincare with other French officials and Birdwood at Lille during the handing over ceremonies, c. October 1918
[Photograph showing soldiers crossing a river in boats, by bridge or with horses, n.d.]
Photograph showing wounded German prisoners and Australian Red Cross wagons moving along the Vraucourt-Noreuil Road during the Bullecourt Campaign, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00446 for more information]
Photograph showing a view across no man's land to the village of Hindecourt, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00445 for more information]
Photograph showing a German shell bursting on the Bapaume Road near Noreuil, 4 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00442 for more information]
Photograph looking towards Riencourt from the Hindenburg parapet, 8 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00444 for more information]
Photograph showing General John Joseph Talbot Hobbs talking to stretcher bearers carrying a wounded man near Noreuil, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00441 for more information]
Photograph showing stretcher bearers of the 8th Battalion carrying wounded soldiers through the trenches at Bullecourt, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00440 for more information]
Photograph showing sentries of the 8th Battalion in the western portion of the Hindenburg Line, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00439 for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood shaking hands with Captain Albert Jacka, 14th Battalion, 12 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00438 for more information]
Photograph showing members of the 6th Brigade positioning one of their field kitchens in the Noreuil Valley near Bullecourt, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00437 for more information]
Photograph showing No 6 and No 8 Platoons, B Company, 4th Australian Pioneers shifting camp from the Butte de Warlencourt to Fremicourt by light railway, n.d. [see online caption for photograph number E00468 for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood taking the salute at a review of Australian troops at Ribemont, 12 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00448 for more information]
Photograph showing General Sir Newton Moore, Birdwood, Captain Robert Gordon Chirnside (Aide de Camp), and an unidentified soldier passing through Grevillers on horseback, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00434 for more information]
Photograph showing an Australian lieutenant questioning whether items on a windowsill are souvenirs or booby traps, n.d. [see online caption for photograph number E00383 for more information]
Photograph showing a soldier registering a letter and a clerk placing mail in pigeon holes, n.d. [see online caption for photograph number E00381 for more information]
Photograph showing Sir Douglas Haig and Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes arriving at Dover, n.d.
[Photograph of a soldier looking over the top of a trench, n.d.]
[Photograph of soldiers in trench engaged in various activities, n.d.]
Photograph of Birdwood talking to two unidentified people, n.d.
Photograph showing the arrival of Sir Douglas Haig at Dover, n.d.
Photograph showing a shell exploding, n.d.
Photograph showing a shell exploding, n.d.
Photograph showing Sir Douglas Haig and Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes inspecting the guard of honour after arriving at Dover, n.d.
Photograph showing soldiers working on the wall supports of a trench, n.d.
Photograph showing a shell exploding amidst the remains of trees, n.d.
Photograph showing a shell exploding amidst the remains of trees, n.d.
Photograph showing Birdwood leaving after the unveiling of the memorial to members of the 1st Australian Division who fell at Pozieres, n.d.
[British Official Photograph L1468 showing soldiers marching through a town square, n.d.]
[Photograph of unidentified young girl holding bread]
[Photograph of a group of French citizens, mostly children, celebrating with soldiers, n.d.]
Photograph of French President, Poincare, saluting General Birdwood at Lille, 1918
Photograph showing Birdwood inspecting the Guard of Honour outside Tournai Cathedral where a thanksgiving service was held, n.d.
Photograph showing Vice Admiral John de Robeck about to join a victory parade in Brussels with a group of other officers, 21 November 1918
Photograph showing Birdwood shaking hands with the Mayor of Lille during liberation celebrations in Lille, October 1918 [see online caption for photograph number H09722 for more information]
British Official Photograph C2915 showing a photographer capturing a parade, n.d.
Photograph of General William Riddell Birdwood addressing the Mayor and officials of Lille during liberation celebrations , October 1918
Photograph of Birdwood with the King of Belgium during a visit to the Front, n.d.
Photograph of Lady Janetta Hope Gonville Birdwood and Judith Birdwood, n.d.
Group photograph of the General Staff of the Australian Corps Headquarters outside the Chateau at Henencourt, March 1917
Informal photograph of Birdwood in his office at Anzac Headquarters, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00539 for more information]
Photograph showing a cemetery, n.d.
Informal photograph showing Birdwood on his horse in the grounds of the Chateau at Henencourt, 31 July 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00558 for more information]
Photograph showing members of the 30th Battalion resting outside Bapaume prior to the entry of the battalion into the town, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00345 for more information]
Photograph showing machine gunners passing along the Western outskirts of Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00344 for more information]
Photograph showing four unidentified soldiers of the 8th Brigade resting on the western outskirts of Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00346 for more information]
Photograph showing unidentified Australian troops resting after the occupation of Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00347 for more information]
Photograph showing ruined German rolling stock at Le Sars railway station, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00356 for more information]
Photograph showing ruined German rolling stock at Le Sars railway station, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00355 for more information]
Photograph showing the remains of the Le Sars railway station after the German retirement, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00354 for more information]
British Official Photograph L1464 showing the interior of a church where refugees are sheltering, n.d.
British Official Photograph N904 showing a crowd mingling at a celebration in Lille, n.d.
British Official Photograph L1433 showing the British Guard of Honour being inspected by French President Poincare and Birdwood near Lille Gate, October 1918
Photograph showing an old front line trench at Flers, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph E00519 for more information]
Photograph showing three soldiers warming a mess tin of tea over a candle in the reserve line before Riencourt, 19 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00456 for more information]
Photograph showing Australians with a Stokes mortar assisting in the operations near Bullecourt, 8 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00457 for more information]
Aerial photograph of Bapaume, map reference E22D7.7 Sheet 62D, taken by No 1 Kite Balloon Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, 2 July 1916
Aerial photograph of Pozieres, map reference E18C 8.2 Sheet 62D, 21 July 1916
Photograph showing an unidentified Australian chaplain viewing the remains of the clock and sign post at a Vaulx church, April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00467 for more information]
Photograph showing B Company, 30th Battalion, resting in a mine crater on the Cambrai Road, Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00362 for more information]
Photograph showing machine gunners of the 2nd Division resting on the German railway along the main Bapaume Road, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00363 for more information]
Photograph showing C Company of the 30th Battalion resting on the outskirts of Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00365 for more information]
Photograph showing four members of the 13th Battalion at Ribemont opening packages from the Australian Comforts Fund, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00403 for more information]
Photograph showing meat rations being issued from the quartermaster's stores of the 1st Anzac Corps Headquarters at Henencourt, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00405 for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood about to present the Mayor of Lille with the British 5th Army flag, October 1918
Photograph showing the village of Gueudecourt near the southern portion of the 1st Anzac Corps line, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00510 for more information]
Photograph showing church ruins in the village of Grevillers, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00486 for more information]
Photograph showing 'Till Trench' near Thilloy on the Somme, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00495 for more information]
Photograph showing remains of demolished houses in the village of Le Sars, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00487 for more information]
Photograph showing part of the Flers line improved during the winter of 1916-1917, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00501 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 [see online caption for photograph number E00450 for more information]
Photograph showing two Australian officers on horseback visiting the ruins of Flers, 11 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00520 for more information]
Photograph showing the arches of a ruined church in Grevillers , May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00485 for more information]