Funeral of Major-General Bridges

Accession Number F00134
Collection type Film
Measurement 5 min 20 sec
Object type Short film, Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 2 September 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The late Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges KCB, CMG, General Officer Commanding the 1st Division Australian Imperial Force mortally wounded at Anzac Gallipoli on 15 May 1915 died on the way to Alexandria 18 May 1915. Film shows scenes of the funeral service at Melbourne 2 September 1915. Outside St Paul's Cathedral. Pall-Bearers carrying the coffin from the cathedral to the gun carriage. The Pall-bearers were Admiral Sir William Cresswell, Senator George Foster Pearce Minister For Defence, Mr Joseph Cook Leader of the Opposition, Mr Andrew Fisher the Prime Minister, Colonel R E Williams Acting Military Commandant of Victoria; Colonel G G H Irving and Colonel J Stanley. The route along Swanston and Collins streets lined with soldiers. .

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