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Gallipoli Album, May 1915
Gallipoli Album, May 1915
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As casualties lists from the Gallipoli Campaign became known in Australia from early May 1915, it became a practice to publish a photograph of individuals. These photographs were supplied by the families of the person on the casualty list. There were few photographs published in relation to the number of casualties listed. To give the extent of the human tragedy that unfolded, the photographs were extracted from the various newspapers and placed in this album. Each photograph is clearly identified to an individual and brief details are given as a short biography.

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Major-General Sir William Throsby BRIDGES, K.C.B.
Major-General Sir William Throsby BRIDGES, K.C.B. 
 

The Late Major-General Sir William Throsby BRIDGES, K.C.B., Commander-In-Chief of the Australian Forces, who was wounded in the fighting at the Dardanelles and died at sea while being conveyed to the hospital at Alexandria, was buried at that city the funeral being quiet and impressive. General Maxwell commanding the British forces in Egypt, was present at the graveside. The following message was sent to the Prime Minister on Friday by General Sir Ian Hamilton: "General Bridges died on the passage to Alexandria. The whole force mourns a loss of 7000 on the enemy, at a cost of less than 500 to themselves. The news of the distinguished officers death caused deep regret throughout Australia, for General Bridges was recognised as a brave leader and a brainy organiser and administrator. His work in connection with the Military College at Duntroon will serve as an imperishable monument to his zeal and energy. After vacating the position of Commandant of the Royal Military College, he became Inspector-General of the Commonwealth Forces. He had seen previous active service in the South African campaign, and all who worked under him agree that he was "every inch a soldier". The posthumous honour of Knighthood (K.C.B.) was conferred by the King in recognition of General Bridges' distinguished services.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 7.

Major General William Throsby BRIDGES, a 53 year old Soldier from 21 Tintern Avenue, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Australian Division, Headquarters which embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 22 October 1914. He subsequently Died of Wounds at sea, 18 May 1915.