Baron Birdwood

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Barony of Birdwood
Arms of Baron Birdwood
Creation date 25 January 1938
Created by King George VI
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood
Present holder Mark Birdwood, 3rd Baron Birdwood
Heir apparent None
Remainder to the 1st Baron's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.
Subsidiary titles Baronet Birdwood of Anzac and Totnes

Baron Birdwood, of Anzac and of Totnes in the County of Devon, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 25 January 1938 for Sir William Birdwood, 1st Baronet. He is chiefly remembered as the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915. Birdwood had already been created a Baronet, of Anzac and Totnes, on 6 October 1919. As of 2010 the titles are held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded his father in 1962. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Standing Council of the Baronetage. [1]

The politician Jane Birdwood, Baroness Birdwood, was the second wife of the second Baron.

Coat of arms[edit]

The heraldic blazon for the coat of arms of the barony is: Azure, five martlets, two, two and one, within an inescutcheon voided a representation of the Southern Cross, all argent.

Barons Birdwood (1938)[edit]

There is no heir to the barony and baronetcy.

References[edit]

  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.