Major General William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG

Date of birth  1861-02-18  Greenock, Scotland. 
Other  1877  Entered Royal Military College at Kingston, Canada. 
Other  1879  Came to Australia. 
Other  1886  Applied for and obtained a comission in the New South Wales Permanent Artillery and was stationed at Middle Head, Sydney. 
Date promoted  1890  Appointed captain and sent to England for training at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich and the Royal School of Gunnery at Shoeburyness. 
Date returned to Australia  1893  Appointed chief instructor at the School of Gunnery Middle Head, Sydney. 
Other  1899  Volunteered for service in the Boer War, South Africa. 
Date returned to Australia  1900-07  Resumed his position as chief instructor at the School of Gunnery Middle Head, Sydney. 
Date promoted  1902-07  Promoted to lieutenant colonel. 
Date promoted  1903  Appointed assistant quartermaster general, AIF Headquarters, Melbourne. 
Date promoted  1904  Appointed chief of intelligence officer on Australia's first military board of administration. 
Date promoted  1906-10  Promoted to colonel. 
Date promoted  1909-01-01  Appointed chief of the Australian General Staff. 
Other  1909-04-25  Relinquished the post of Chief of the General Staff and travelled to England to become the Australian representative on the Imperial General Staff. 
Date of honour or award  1909-06-25  Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG). 
Date returned to Australia  1910  Appointed the first Commandant of the Royal Military College at Duntroon with the rank of brigadier general. 
Date promoted  1914-05  Appointed inspector general of the Australian Army. 
Date promoted  1914-08  Took command of the 1st Australian Imperial Force and was promoted to the rank of major general. 
Other  1914-11-30  1st Division arrived in Eygpt. 
Other  1915-04-25  1st Division landed at Gallipoli. 
Date wounded  1915-05-15  Shot by a sniper. 
Date of honour or award  1915-05-17  Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB). 
Date of death  1915-05-18  Died of wounds. His body was brought back to Australia for burial on Mt Pleasant, Canberra. 
Date of honour or award  1915-08-05  Recieved a posthumous Mention in Despatches.