F. M. Sir William Riddles Birdwood, later 1st Baron Birdwood


A photographic portrait of Field Marshal Sir William Riddle Birdwood, G.C.B., G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., C.I.E., D.S.O. [1866-1951] as Commander in Chief in India, signed W. R. Birdwood 1930. The 9¾ x 7¾ ins image is pasted to an old piece of stout album card. Bordwood had a glittering career, largely in India, transferring from the 12th Royal Lancer to the 11th Bengal Lancers. Later he was Colonel of the 12th Royal Lancers and the 6th Gurkha Rifles amongst many other posts.    nov17/1

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