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William Throsby BRIDGES

Date of birth18 February 1861
Place of birthGreenock, Scotland
SchoolTrinity College, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
Other trainingRoyal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address21 Tintern Avenue, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation53
Next of kinWife, Mrs W T Bridges, 21 Tintern Avenue, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceA and I Staff
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor General (General Officer Commanding)
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollMajor General (General Officer Commanding)
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
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Unit: 1st Australian Division
Promotion date: 15 August 1914

FateDied of wounds 18 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death18 May 1915
Age at death54
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death54
Place of burialMount Pleasant, RMC Duntroon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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