Lot 676WW1 Signed Photograph General William Riddell Birdwood: Postcard...

Auction Date: 29/07/2014 at 10am



WW1 Signed Photograph General William Riddell Birdwood: Postcard Photograph signed in Ink to bottom. Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, GCB GCSI GCMG GCVO CIE DSO (13 September 1865 – 17 May 1951) was a British Army officer. He saw active service in the Second Boer War on the staff of Lord Kitchener. He saw action again in World War I as Commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915, leading the landings on the peninsula and then the evacuation later in the year, before becoming Commander-in-Chief of the Fifth Army on the Western Front during the closing stages of the War. He went on to be General Officer Commanding the Northern Army in India in 1920 and Commander-in-Chief, India, in 1925. (Please note This card has been removed from an Album having the associated marks to rear)

Guide Price: £300.00 - £350.00

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