Funeral of Major General (Maj Gen) Sir William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG. On the morning of 15 May 1915 Maj Gen had been shot by a sniper in Monash Valley, Gallipoli. He was evacuated to the ...
ID numberP07747.002
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerPercival, G S
Place madeAustralia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made3 September 1915
DescriptionFuneral of Major General (Maj Gen) Sir William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG. On the morning of 15 May 1915 Maj Gen had been shot by a sniper in Monash Valley, Gallipoli. He was evacuated to the hospital ship Gascon but died en route to hospital in Egypt on 18 May. He had been appointed KCB the previous day. His remains were interred at Alexandria but in June it was decided to return the body to Australia for burial. After a memorial service in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, on 2 September, and a funeral procession through the city, his body was transferred to Canberra and reburied on the slopes of Mount Pleasant, overlooking the Royal Military College Duntroon. As the coffin is being lowered into the grave, cadets from Duntroon are moving around to take up their positions. The cadet marked with a cross is Gerald Robert Lloyd Adams, who went on to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the Second World War.