FW179 Lieut. General Sir William Birdwood
Birdwood commanded the 1st. Anzac Corps made up of both Australian and New Zealand troops in France during this time. A highly experienced professional soldier he was well-liked by his Aussie and Kiwi soldiers, both officers and rank & file. After being presented with an Australian slouch hat he continued to wear it through the war as a mark of respect and affection for his men.