[Editor: This postcard (unused), which incorporates two photos of General Birdwood, is from the era of the First World War (1914-1918). The postcard is undated.]
No. 1: General Birdwood
[Front of postcard]
[A photo of General Birdwood on a horse, as well as an oval-shaped portrait photo of General Birdwood.]
[Reverse of postcard]
From Official Photographs by special permission of the Department of Defence.
Proceeds to the “Australian Comforts’ Fund.”
“Our boys at the front.”
No. 1. — General Birdwood.
By buying this card you are GIVING to our Soldiers.
[No identifying information about the manufacturer was included on the postcard.]
Dimensions (approximate): 137 mm. (width), 88 mm. (height).
Birdwood = William Riddell Birdwood (1865-1951), 1st Baron Birdwood, an officer in the British Army; in December 1914 he was made a Lieutenant General and put in charge of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign (February 1915 to January 1916), during the First World War (1914-1918); promoted to General in October 1917 and given command of the Australian Corps; in May 1918 he was put in charge of the British Fifth Army on the Western Front; promoted to the rank of Field Marshal in 1925