Baron Birdwood

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Barony of Birdwood
Arms of Baron Birdwood
Creation date 25 January 1938
Monarch King George VI
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood
Last 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, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 25 January 1938 for Sir William Birdwood, 1st Baronet.[1] He is chiefly remembered as the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915. Birdwood had already been created a Baronet, of Anzac and Totnes, on 29 December 1919.[2] On the death of the 3rd Baron without male issue, the barony and baronetcy became extinct.

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

Barons Birdwood (1938)[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

Arms of Baron Birdwood
Arms of Baron Birdwood
Coat of arms of the Birdwood family
A coronet of a Baron
Out of a Mural Crown Gules a Martlet Argent between two Branches of Laurel proper
Azure five Martlets two two and one within an Inescutcheon voided a representation of the Southern Cross all Argent
Dexter: a Sergeant of the XIIth (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers mounted on a Bay Horse; Sinister: a Sikh Daffadar of the XIth (Prince of Wales's Own) Bengal Lancers mounted on a Chestnut Horse, both habited and accoutred proper
In Bello Quies (Calm in action)


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34477. p. 578. 28 January 1938. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 31708. p. 15988. 30 December 1919. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ The Times, London, 18 July 2015, page 82