POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT
  • Gallipoli Battlefields
      • Bigali Village
      • Kucukanafarta Village
      • Buyukanafarta Village
      • Alcitepe Village
      • Seddulbahir Village
  • Anzac Day (25 April)
  • Legendary City of Troy
  • The Temple of Apollon
  • Illiad and The Temple of Apollon
  • Island of Bozcaada
  • Island Of Gallipoli

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  • Smoking
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  • Postal Service
  • Canakkale Weather

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Mount Ida - Forests & Mythology
  • Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions
  • Fitness
  • Eating Out
      • Fast Food
      • Restaurants-Bars-Pubs

Gallipoli Portraits
Birwood
Carden
Churchil
Cemal Pasha
Enver Pasha
Esat Pasha


Gallipoli Legends
I Have Already Seen
I Have Lost My Right Arm...
Last Letter
Hasan with Helen
The Man and his Donkey

BIRWOOD, WILLIAM RIDDEL (1865-1951)

British soldier and field marshal Birdwood was born in 1865, in India. He died in 1951, in Hampton Court (Middlesex). He graduated from Clifton College and entered Royal Military College. He climbed the steps of his military career slowly. First, he became general, in 1917 and field marshal, in 1925.

He joined Hazara (1891), Isazai (1892), Tirah (1897-98) campaigns in India; Chagra Kotal, Dargai, Samphagha wars and military operations in Bazar Valley. During the South Africa Wars (1899-1922), he commanded the cavalry brigade. Later he became the military secretary of Lord Kitchener. In the Mohmand Campaign, in 1908, he was designated as the Staff Chief, in the same year he won "Distinguished Service Order.

In the First World War, he joined to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces. First he was designated as the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Corps; later he became the commander of the entire expedition. Between 1915 and 1916, he commanded the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula, next the ANZAC Forces and then the French Fifth Army Corps.

 

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