ID numberRCDIG0001023
TitleDocuments relating to the death and memorial of William Throsby Bridges, 1917-1939
Collection number2DRL/0469
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count134
Object type
  • Letters
  • Documents
MakerVarious
Place made
  • Australia
  • Egypt
  • United Kingdom: England
Date made1917-1919; 1923-1924; 1926; 1929-1932; 1937-1939
Physical description158 Image/s captured
DescriptionDocuments relating to the First World War service of Major General William Throsby Bridges, 1st Division Headquarters. This series of documents includes correspondence relating to the death and commemoration of Bridges. This file contains:
File cover from the Department of Defence, [date unknown];
Bridges Memorial Trust Fund account statement from the Anglo Egyptian Bank Limited, Cairo, 14 September 1917;
Letter from Commandant, Administrative Headquarters, Australian Imperial Force, London, to Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 25 September 1918;
Letter from [Thomas Trumble], Secretary, Department of Defence, to Lieutenant Colonel [Albert George] Farr, Deputy Director of Repatriation, Sydney, 26 November 1918;
Letter from [Albert George Farr] to [Thomas] Trumble, Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 28 November 1918;
Note from A. W. to C. A. regarding [Albert George] Farr and the Bridges Memorial Trust Fund, 6 December 1918;
Memorandum for Secretary, Repatriation Department, Melbourne, 20 December 1918;
Memorandum from Comptroller, Department of Repatriation, Melbourne, for Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 24 December 1918;
Letter from [Albert George] Farr to Secretary, Defence Department, Melbourne, 10 January 1919;
Memorandum from [Thomas] Trumble to Commandant, Administrative Headquarters A.I.F., London, 22 January 1919;
Letter from [Albert George] Farr to Secretary, Defence Department, Melbourne, 6 February 1919;
Letter from Secretary, [Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne], to [Albert George] Farr, Deputy Director of Repatriation, Sydney, 20 February 1919 [2 copies];
Letter from [Albert George] Farr to Secretary, Defence Department, Melbourne, 1 March 1919;
Letter from [Brigadier General [Cecil Henry] Foott to Fitzgerald, Finance Officer, 23 February 1923;
Letter from Fitzgerald, Pay Department, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, to Brigadier General [Cecil Henry] Foott, 28 February 1923;
Request for file on the Bridges Memorial Trust Fund account by Officer in Charge Base Records, Captain [William] Mackintosh, Melbourne, 8 March 1923. Response from J. W. Jolliffe, Chief Military Accountant, 7 June 1923;
Memorandum of Bridges Memorial Trust Fund account, 9 May 1923;
Letter from Secretary, Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, to Manager of the Anglo Egyptian Bank, Cairo, 24 August 1923;
Request for file on the Bridges Memorial Trust Fund account by Officer in Charge Base Records, Captain [William] Mackintosh, Melbourne, 28 September 1923. Response from J. W. Jolliffe, Chief Military Accountant, 2 October 1923;
Letter from G. Rochford, Manager of the Anglo-Egyptian Bank Ltd., to Secretary, Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, 29 September 1923
Request for file on the Bridges Memorial Trust Fund account by Officer in Charge Base Records, Captain [William] Mackintosh, Melbourne, 20 September 1924. Return of file by General [Herbert Henry] Booth, 24 September 1924
Note regarding file's location, 8 February 1926
Note regarding file's location, 10 February 1926
Note regarding file's location, 12 February 1926
Note from J. E. Murphy, 8 September 1926
Letter from Secretary, Contract Board, to the Director of Works, 28 May 1929
Schedule of quotations received for the supply and erection of bronze memorial tablet at the Church of St. John the Baptist, Canberra. Closed 7 June 1929
Letter from Secretary, Contract Board, to the Director of Works, 12 June 1929
Memorandum from the A/Secretary, Military Board, to [Brigadier Eric Fairweather Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 14 June 1929 [2 copies]
Note from T. Murdoch, Director of Works, to Secretary, Contract Board, 14 June 1929
Memorandum from the A/Secretary, Military Board, to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 14 June 1929
Letter from Director of Works to Secretary, Contract Board, 10 July 1929
Letter from Secretary, Contract Board, to Director of Works, 11 July 1929
Letter to Brigadier [Eric Fairweather] Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 17 July 1929
Letter from G. A. M. Nell, Priest in Charge, Church of England, Canberra, to Adjutant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 6 September 1929
Letter from Brigadier [Eric Fairweather] Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 7 September 1929
Memorandum from Secretary, Military Board, to [Brigadier Eric Fairweather Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 14 September 1929
Letter from Brigadier [Eric Fairweather] Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 3 October 1929
Memorandum from Secretary, Contract Board, to Director of Works, 10 October 1929
Letter from A. V. Smith, Secretary, Contract Board, to George C. Wragg, 10 October 1929
Authority requisition for supplies for Department of Defence, signed by A. V. Smith, Secretary, Contract Board, 10 October 1929
Purchase order for the supply and delivery of bronze memorial tablet from T. Murdoch, Director of Works, to George C. Wragg, 11 October 1929
Memorandum from M. L. Shepherd, Secretary, Department of Defence to the Secretary, Department of Works, Canberra, 15 October 1929
Memorandum from T. Murdoch, Secretary, War Memorials Committee to the Finance Member (Military), 15 October 1929
Memorandum from the A/Secretary, Military Board to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 15 October 1929
Memorandum from the Secretary to the Secretary, Department of Works, Canberra, 15 October 1929
Letter from the Secretary, [Defence Department, Melbourne] to the Priest in Charge, St. John's Rectory, Canberra, 18 October 1929
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 24 October 1929
Letter from the Secretary, War Memorial Committee, Department of Defence, Melbourne to George C. Wragg, 20 November 1929
Letter from George C. Wragg to the Secretary, War Memorial Committee, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 22 November 1929
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 4 December 1929
Memorandum from T. Murdoch, Secretary, War Memorials Committee to the Adjutant-General, 4 December 1929
Letter from the A/Secretary to the Military Board to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 11 December 1929
Letter from the Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 12 December 1929
Memorandum from the Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Works to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 19 December 1929 [2 copies]
Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence request for quotations for supply of bronze memorial tablet. Includes rough plan of north wall of church and proposed inscription
Text of bronze memorial tablet inscription
Letter from the A/Secretary to the Military Board to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, February 1930
Letter from the A/Secretary to the Military Board to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 25 February 1930
Memorandum from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 26 February 1930
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 17 March 1930
Letter from T. H. Dodds, Brigadier-General, Adjutant-General to Secretary, 27 March 1930
Letter from J. L. Witham, Colonel, Director of Organization and Personal Services to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 27 March 1930
Note from Maxted to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 2 April 1930 [2 copies]
Note from Maxted to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 3 April 1930 [2 copies]
Telegram from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to [the Secretary, Military Board] Melbourne, 3 April 1930
Memorandum from A/Secretary to the Military Board to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison] Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 30 April 1930
Letter from T. Murdoch, Director of Works to George C. Wragg, Melbourne, 30 April 1930
Statement of account from George C. Wragg to Director of Works, 30 April 1930
Note from Maxted to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 12 May 1930
Telegram from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to [the Secretary, Military Board] Melbourne, 14 May 1930
Memorandum from the Audit Inspector in Charge to the Secretary, Department of Defence 15 May 1930. Request for file
Receipt of payment for the Bridges tablet from Wragg Brothers, 15 May 1930
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, 3 September 1930
Letter from A/Secretary to the Military Board to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison] Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 23 September 1930
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, 3 October 1930
Letter from A/Secretary to the Military Board to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison] Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 15 October 1930
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, 20 October 1930
Order of service for the unveiling of the memorial tablet to the memory of Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges, K.C.B., C.M.G. in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Canberra on Tuesday, 9 December 1930
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Military Board, 15 December 1930
Invitation list for the Unveiling ceremony of the Bridges memorial, [1930]
Memorandum from the Secretary to [J. L. Treloar] the Director, Australian War Memorial, Exhibition Buildings, 29 January 1931
Memorandum from J. L. Treloar, Australian War Memorial to the Secretary , Department of Defence, Melbourne, 5 February 1931
Memorandum from Colonel J. L. Whitham, Adjutant-General's Branch to Secretary, Director of Works, 12 February 1931
Memorandum from Secretary, [Department of Defence, Melbourne] to [J. L. Treloar] the Director, Australian War Memorial, Exhibition Buildings, 4 March 1931
Memorandum from J. L. Treloar, Australian War Memorial to the Secretary , Department of Defence, Melbourne, 12 March 1931
Memorandum from M. L. Shepherd, Secretary to the Secretary, Department of Works, Canberra, 13 March 1931
Memorandum from P. A. Gourgaud, Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Works to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 20 March, 1931 [2 copies]
Memorandum from T. Murdoch, Director of Works, 25 March 1931
Memorandum from J. C. Brackenreg, Department of Home Affairs, Canberra to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 4 May 1931
Memorandum from E. Fetherstonhaugh, A/Secretary, Military Board to the Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Branch, Department of Home Affairs, Canberra, 21 May 1931
Memorandum from M. L. Shepherd, Secretary to the Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Branch, Department of Home Affairs, Canberra, [1931]
Memorandum from James R. Collins, Official Secretary and Financial Adviser, Australia House, London to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 3 February 1932 [2 copies]
Memorandum from M. L. Shepherd to the Official Secretary and Financial Adviser in Great Britain (for transmission through Prime Minister's Department), 31 March 1932
Letter from Dorothy Bridges [daughter of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges] to Sir Archdale Parkhill, 4 June 1937
Letter from the private secretary of Sir Archdale Parkhill to Dorothy Bridges [daughter of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges], 7 June 1937
Memorandum from the Secretary to the Military Board, 3 August 1937 [2 copies]
Memorandum from the First Assistant Secretary, Department of Defence, London, to the Secretary, Department of the Interior, Canberra, 11 June 1937
Letter from the First Assistant Secretary, Department of Defence, London, to the Secretary, Department of the Interior, Canberra, 11 June 1937
Memorandum from C. J. [Carl Herman] Jess, Major General, Adjutant-General, 9 August 1937
Letter from Colonel, Director of Organization and Personal Services to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 10 August 1937
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 13 August 1937
Memorandum from C. J. [Carl Herman] Jess, Major General, Adjutant-General, 19 August 1937
Memorandum from M. L. Shepherd to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, A.C.T. 27 August 1937
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 6 October 1937
Letter from M. L. Shepherd to Dorothy Bridges [daughter of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges], 13 October 1937
Memorandum from M. L. Shepherd to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, A.C.T. 14 October 1937
Memorandum from F. G. Shedden to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, A.C.T. 15 December 1937
Letter from Dorothy Bridges [daughter of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges] to Mr Stephens, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 12 January 1936 [sic] [1938]
Letter from Dorothy Bridges [daughter of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges] to Mr Stephens, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 12 January 1936 [sic] [1938]
Telephone message from Director of Works to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 18 January 1938
Letter from F. G. Shedden to Miss D. Bridges [daughter of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges], 22 January 1938
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 24 January 1938
Telephone message from Royal Military College, Duntroon, 25 January 1938
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 17 February 1938
Memorandum from F. G. Shedden to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, A.C.T. 23 February 1938 [2 copies]
Memorandum from F. G. Shedden to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, A.C.T. 13 April 1938
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 27 April 1938
Memorandum from F. G. Shedden to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, A.C.T. 28 June 1938.
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 2 July 1938
Memorandum from F. G. Shedden to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, A.C.T. 24 August 1938
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 31 August 1938
Telephone message from Director of Works to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 6 September 1938 [2 copies]
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 12 September 1938
Memorandum from F. G. Shedden to Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, A.C.T. 26 October 1938
Letter from Brigadier C. G. N. Miles, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to Secretary of the Military Board, 1 December 1938, Canberra
Telephone message received from Mr Heyes of the AWM to the Military Board, 29 May 1939
Memorandum from the Secretary to the Military Board, 2 June 1939
Calling card of Mr. A. E. Heath, Agent-General for New South Wales, Australia, introducing Miss Dorothy Bridges [daughter of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges] to Sir Archdale Parkhill, [date unknown]
Bridges Memorial Fund subscriptions, [date unknown]
Name and address of Mr. Geo. C. Wragg, supplier of the memorial tablet of the late General Bridges, [date unknown]
Plan of the proposed location of the Bridges Memorial plaque in St. John's Church Canberra, [date unknown]
Written proposal for the design of the Bridges memorial tablet, [date unknown]
Memorandum from A/Secretary to the Military Board to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison] Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, [date unknown]
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