Bridges, William

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Bridges, William Gender: M
William Throsby Bridges
born on 18 February 1861 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Greenock, Scotland, 55n57, 4w45
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°38' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°17 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 13°56'

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William Bridges


Australian military officer who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Military College, Duntroon and who served as the first Australian Chief of the General Staff. During World War I he commanded the 1st Australian Division at Gallipoli where he died of wounds on 18 May 1915, becoming the first Australian major general to be killed during the war. He was the first Australian—and the first graduate of Kingston—to reach the rank of major general, the first to command a division, and the first to receive a knighthood. He is one of only two Australians killed in action in World War I to be interred in Australia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record. Sy Scholfield quotes the same data from "A Heritage of Spirit: A Biography of Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges" by Christopher David Coulthard-Clark (Melbourne University Press, 1979), p. 7: "William [Throsby Bridges] was born at six o'clock on the morning of 18 February [1861, in Greenock], the first of eleven children of Lieutenant Bridges and his Australian wife."


  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Major General)