ID numberRCDIG0001024
TitleDocuments relating to the death and memorial of William Throsby Bridges, 1915-1929
Collection number2DRL/0469
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count94
Object type
  • Letters
  • Documents
MakerVarious
Place made
  • Australia
  • Egypt
Date made1915; 1920-1923; 1925-1926; 1928-1929
Physical description123 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:
Death certificate of Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges, 13 June 1915;
Letter from the Embarking Staff officer, Alexandria, to the Master, H.M.H.T. Port Lincoln at Alexandria, 28 July 1915;
Procès-verbal de mise en bière [Official report for the sealing of the coffin], 28 July 1915;
Certificate d'embaumement [Certificate of embalmment], 28 July 1915;
Letter from Colonel Sellheim to Colonel Ramsay Smith, 28 July 1915;
Letter from Colonel Sellheim to Colonel Ramsay Smith, Heliopolis, 28 July 1915;
Memorandum from T. H. Dodds for Adjutant-General to Major-General Sir C. B. B. White, 13 February 1920;
Letter from Lewis B. Radford, Bishop of Goulburn, to Honourable Minister for Defence, 16 March 1920;
Letter from Secretary to the Minister to Right Reverend Dr. Radford, Bishop of Goulburn, 20 March 1920;
Letter from Secretary to the Minister to Right Reverend Dr. Radford, Bishop of Goulburn, 22 March 1920;
Memorandum Secretary to Minister to the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, 23 March 1920;
Memorandum from T. H. Dodds for Adjutant General, 23 March 1920;
Memorandum from T. H. Dodds for Adjutant General, 25 March 1920;
Telegram from Adjutant General to Military Commandant, Paddington, N.S.W. 6 April 1920 [2 copies];
Telegram from Bruche to Defence, Melbourne, 6 April 1920;
Handwritten list of replies from invited guests, 7 April 1920;
Letter of acceptance from Lieutenant-General, Inspector-General H. G. Chauvel, 8 April 1920;
Royal Military College orders by Major-General J. W. Parnell, special order no. 13, 10 April 1920;
Letter from Major-General, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 10 April 1920;
Telegram from Adjutant General to Commandant Royal Military College, Queanbeyan, 10 April 1920;
Telegram from Parnell, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to Defence, Melbourne, 12 April 1920;
Letter from Major-General, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 13 April 1920 [2 copies];
Official Order of service [booklet] from the unveiling of the memorial stone on the grave of the late Major-General Sir W. T. Bridges, Royal Military College, Duntroon, by General Sir W. R. Birdwood, 15 April 1920;
Draft letter to Lady Bridges [widow of Major-General Sir W. T. Bridges], 21 April 1920;
Memorandum from Department of Defence, 22 April 1920;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to Major-General J. G. Legge, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 28 April 1920;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to Archdeacon F. G. Ward, Diocesan Registrar, Goulburn, 28 April 1920;
Letter from the Registrar, Diocesan Registry, Goulburn to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 18 May 1920;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence] to the Director of Works, 3 June 1920;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence] to the Secretary, Department of Home and Territories, 12 June 1920;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence] to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 17 June 1920;
Memorandum from Secretary, Home and Territories, Lands and Survey Branch, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 5 August 1920 [2 copies];
Draft letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Registrar, Diocesan Registry, Goulburn, 1 September 1920;
Letter from Registrar, Diocesan Registry, Goulburn to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 3 September 1920;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Secretary, Department of Home and Territories, 1 October 1920;
Original special order issued by the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 1920;
Memorandum from the Commonwealth Surveyor-General, Home and Territories Department, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 23 March 1921;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Secretary, Department of Home and Territories, 6 April 1921;
Memorandum from J. G. M. McLaren, Secretary, Home and Territories, Lands and Survey Branch, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 8 April 1921 [2 copies];
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to Major-General J. G. Legge, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 14 April 1921;
Letter from Major-General J. G. Legge, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, and J. N. H. Goodwin, Commonwealth Surveyor General to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 25 May 1921;
Memorandum from Major-General J. G. Legge, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 25 May 1921;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 12 July 1921;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Registrar, Diocesan Registry, Goulburn, 4 October 1921;
Letter from Registrar, Diocesan Registry, Goulburn, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 19 October 1921;
Letter from Lady Bridges [widow of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges] to T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], 4 April 1922;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to Lady Bridges [widow of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges], 5 April 1922;
Letter from Lady Bridges [widow of Major General Sir W. T. Bridges] to T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence] 7 April 1922;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to Major-General J. G. Legge, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 10 April 1922;
Telegram from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 21 April 1922;
Telegram from Major-General J. G. Legge, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence] 21 April 1922;
Telegram from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 21 April 1922;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 21 April 1922;
Letter from A. E. H. Roberts, Customs and Excise Office, Williamstown, to T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], 21 July 1922;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to A. E. H. Roberts, Customs and Excise Office, Williamstown, 31 July 1922;
Letter from J. L. Treloar, Australian War Museum, to Major-General Sir C. B. B. White, 21 February 1923;
Letter from the Secretary to the Manager, Anglo Egyptian Bank, Cairo, 5 March 1923;
Envelope addressed to the Manager, Anglo Egyptian Bank, Cairo, Egypt, 5 March 1923;
Letter from the Secretary to the Manager, Anglo Egyptian Bank, Cairo, 5 March 1923 [3 copies];
Memorandum from J. H. Butters, Federal Capital Commission, to Hon. G. H. Pearce, Minister for Home and Territories, 2 September 1925;
Letter from G. H. Pearce, Minister for Home and Territories, to Hon. Sir Neville Howse, M. P., Minister for Defence, 10 September 1925 [2 copies];
Note requesting file, 17 September 1925;
Note seeking the location of Bridges memorial file, 18 September 1925;
Memorandum from the Secretary, Depart of Defence, to Mr. Kerr, 23 September 1925;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Finance Member, Military Board, 14 October 1925;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Director of Works, 16 October 1925;
Memorandum from C. S. to the Accountant, 26 October 1925;
Memorandum from T. Murdoch, Secretary, War Memorial Committee, to Secretary, 27 November 1925;
Letter from N. H., Melbourne, to the Right Honourable G. F. Pearce, Minister for Home and Territories, 1 December 1925;
Memorandum from the Chief Military Accountant to the Secretary, 3 December 1925;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Secretary, War Memorials Committee, 10 December 1925;
Note to Mr. O'Carroll, 12 January 1926;
Memorandum from the Chief Military Accountant to the Secretary, 21 January 1926. Memorial trust fund [2 copies];
Memorandum from T. Murdoch, Director of Works, to the Secretary (Chief clerk), 1 March 1926;
Memorandum from T. Murdoch, Director of Works, to the Secretary, 23 December 1926;
Memorandum from the Chief Finance Officer (Military) to the Secretary, 28 August 1928;
Memorandum from the A/Secretary, Military Board, to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 4 September 1928;
Letter from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 18 October 1928;
Military Board minute from meeting approving the expenditure of A.I.F. contributions to the Bridges Memorial Fund Account on the erection of a memorial tablet in St. John's Canberra, 30 October 1928;
Memorandum from the A/Secretary, Military Board, to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 14 November 1928;
File movement note;
Memorandum from the A/Secretary, Military Board, to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 15 January 1929;
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 18 January 1929;
Memorandum from the A/Secretary, Military Board, to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 22 March 1929;
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 27 March 1929;
Letter from F. G. Ward, Rector of Canberra to [Brigadier E. F. Harrison], Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 27 March 1929;
Letter from Brigadier E. F. Harrison, Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to the Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, 3 April 1929;
Letter to Scriven [regarding A. Beal Pritchett of 'Camden Buildings', 420 George Street], [date unknown];
Letter from Secretary, War Memorials Committee, to prospective tablet manufacturers, [date unknown];
Handwritten proposed tablet inscription, [date unknown];
Handwritten proposed tablet inscription [variant form], [date unknown];
Black and white photograph of the interior of St. John the Baptist Church, Canberra, illustrating proposed position for tablet, [date unknown];
List of file contents relating to proposed memorials to Major-General Sir W. T. Bridges, [date unknown];
Municipale certificate in Arabic, [date in Arabic].
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