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William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood (1865-1951), Field Marshal

Sitter in 19 portraits
Born in India but educated at Clifton College, Bristol and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; first saw active service in the Black Mountain expedition in 1891; advanced to captain in 1896; travelled to South Africa as a special service officer in 1899; became major-general in 1911; in 1912 he became secretary to the government of India in the army department and a member of the governor-general's legislative council; commanded the Australian and New Zealand forces (Anzacs) landing of Gallipoli; promoted general in 1917 and toured Australia in 1920 to great acclaim; after the First World War he commanded the northern army in India and was promoted field marshal in 1925.

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1954

General Officers of World War I

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1954

x154670

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 April 1916
NPG x154670

x154671

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 April 1916
NPG x154671

x154672

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 April 1916
NPG x154672

x154673

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 April 1916
NPG x154673

x154674

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 April 1916
NPG x154674

x8398

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Walter Stoneman
dry-plate glass negative, July 1941
NPG x8398

x188215

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass copy negative, copied October 1951 (1919)
NPG x188215

x162406

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1925
NPG x162406

x162407

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1925
NPG x162407

x162408

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1925
NPG x162408

x162409

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1925
NPG x162409

x165274

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1931
NPG x165274

x155280

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 8 February 1938
NPG x155280

x382

William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood

by Walter Stoneman
negative, August 1941
NPG x382