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Collection number 2DRL/0469
ID number RCDIG0001026
Title Documents relating to the death and memorial of William Throsby Bridges, 1915
Record type File
Item count 88
Collection Digitised Collection
Object types
  • Letters
  • Documents
Maker Various
Places made
  • Australia
  • Egypt
  • United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915
Physical description 128 Image/s captured
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Description

Documents relating to the First World War service of Major General William Throsby Bridges, 1st Division Headquarters. This series of documents contains correspondence relating to the death and commemoration of Major General Bridges.
This file contains:
Memorandum from Colonel Sellheim, Commanding A.I.F. Intermediate Base, Cairo, to Headquarters, The Force in Egypt, 19 May 1915;
Copy of cablegram from Miles McKenzie, Canberra, to General Bridges, Egypt, 19 May 1915;

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Memorandum from Colonel Sellheim, Commanding Officer, A.I.F. Intermediate Base, Cairo, to Headquarters, The Force in Egypt, 19 May 1915;
Memorandum from Colonel Sellheim, Commanding Officer, A.I.F. Intermediate Base, Cairo, to Headquarters, The Force in Egypt, 19 May 1915;
Cablegram from Governor-General to General Bridges, Military Headquarters, Cairo, 19 May 1915;
Memorandum from Colonel Sellheim, Commanding Officer, A.I.F. Intermediate Base, Cairo, to Headquarters, The Force in Egypt, 19 May 1915;
Cablegram from Miles McKenzie to General Bridges, Egypt, 19 May 1915;
Cablegram from Edith [Lady Bridges] to General Bridges, c/o Stralis, Cairo, 19 May 1915;
Copy of cablegram from Edith [Lady Bridges] to General Bridges, c/o Stralis, Cairo, 19 May 1915;
Extract from Hansard - House of Representatives, Wednesday 19 May 1915;
Memorandum from Colonel Sellheim, Commanding, A.I.F. Intermediate Base, Cairo, to Headquarters, The Force in Egypt, 20 May 1915 [2 copies];
Copy of cablegram from Ian Hamilton, Third Echelon, Alexandria, 20 May 1915;
Cablegram from T. Trumble, Acting Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, to Colonel Buckley, Care Crotonate, London, 20 May 1915;
Letter from Colonel Sellheim, Commanding A. I.F. Intermediate Base, Cairo, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 21 May 1915 [2 copies];
Cablegram to Commanding Officer , A. I.F. Intermediate Base, Cairo, 21 May 1915;
Original report from Colonel V. C. M. Sellheim, Commanding A.I.F. Intermediate Base, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 21 May 1915;
Copy of report from Colonel V. C. M. Sellheim, Commanding A.I.F. Intermediate Base, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 21 May 1915;
Copy of report from Colonel V. C. M. Sellheim, Commanding A.I.F. Intermediate Base, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 21 May 1915
Transcripts of a telegram received by the Prime Minister from the Consul-General for Japan in Sydney, the Prime Minister's response to the death of Major-General Bridges, and the response to a cablegram received from the Governor of New Zealand, 21 to 22 May 1915 [3 copies];
Decode of cablegram from Sir John Maxwell, Cairo, to Defence, Melbourne, 21 May 1915;
Memorandum from the Official Secretary to His Excellency the Governor-General, to the Minister for Defence, 21 May 1915;
Extract from Hansard - the Senate, Friday 21 May 1915;
Extract from Hansard - House of Representatives, Friday 21 May 1915;
Decode of cablegram from the High Commissioner's office, London, 21 May 1915;
Duplicate cablegram from General Gordon, War Office, to the Prime Minister, Melbourne, 22 May 1915;
Letter from the Secretary, Department of External Affairs, Melbourne, to the Acting Secretary, Department of Defence, 24 May 1915;
Copy of cablegram from Brigadier General G. M. Kirkpatrick, 24 May 1915;
Cablegram from Brigadier General G. M. Kirkpatrick, 24 May 1915;
Copy of cablegram from General Williams, 25 May 1915;
Cablegram from General Williams to the Defence Department, Melbourne, 25 May 1915;
Letter from T. Trumble, Acting Secretary, [Department of Defence], to Lady Bridges [widow of Major-General Sir W. T. Bridges], forwarding copy of cablegram from Brigadier General Kirkpatrick, 25 May 1915;
Letter from T. Trumble to Lady Bridges, 27 May 1915;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Acting Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, to the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, 27 May 1915;
Letter from R. F. Toutcher, State Parliament House Melbourne, to Senator G. F. Pearce, 31 May 1915;
Memorandum from M. L. Shepherd, Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, Melbourne, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 31 May 1915;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Acting Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 1 June 1915 [2 copies];
Letter from R. F. Toutcher, State Parliament House, Melbourne, to Senator G. F. Pearce, 31 May 1915 [also from Senator G. F. Pearce to the Secretary, [Department of Defence], 2 June 1915];
Letter to Lady Bridges forwarding copies of a telegram received by the Prime Minister from the Consul-General for Japan in Sydney, the Prime Minister's response to the death of Major-General Bridges, and the response to a cablegram received from the Governor of New Zealand, 5 June 1915;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, Department of Defence, to R. F. Toutcher, State Parliament House, Melbourne, 13 June 1915;
Memorandum from the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 17 June 1915;
Transcript from House of Representatives, 23 June 1915 [2 copies];
Clipping of transcript from House of Representatives, 23 June 1915;
Letter from Andrew Fisher, A.I.F. to Lady Helen [Munro Ferguson], 26 June 1915 [3 copies];
Letter from Helen Munro Ferguson to the Prime Minister, 8 June 1915 [also note from M. L. Shepherd, Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, Melbourne, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 30 June 1915] [3 copies];
Letter from Helen Munro Ferguson to the Prime Minister, 30 June 1915 [3 copies];
Letter from T. Trumble, Acting Secretary, [Department of Defence], to Lady Bridges [widow of Major-General Sir W. T. Bridges], 2 July 1915;
Cablegram from Defence to the O.C. Australian Intermediate Base, Cairo, 5 July 1915 [3 copies];
Memorandum from M. L. Shepherd, Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, Melbourne, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, 5 July 1915 [3 copies];
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Acting Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 7 July 1915;
Memorandum from G. F. Pearce, Minister for Defence, to the Secretary, [Department of Defence], 7 July 1915;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, Department of Defence, to R. F. Toutcher, State Parliament House, Melbourne, 16 July 1915;
Memorandum from the Acting Secretary, Defence, to the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, Melbourne, 19 July 1915;
Letter from R. F. Toutcher, State Parliament House, Melbourne, to T. Trumble, Secretary, Department of Defence, 22 July 1915;
Decode of cablegram from Defence to Officer commanding A.I.B. Depot, Cairo, 22 July 1915;
Copy of cablegram from Officer Commanding Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Cairo, to Defence, Melbourne, 24 July 1915;
Copy of cablegram from Officer Commanding Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Cairo, to Defence, Melbourne, 24 July 1915;
Memorandum from the Acting Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, 27 July 1915;
Letter from T. Trumble, Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, to the Acting Secretary, Department of Defence, 28 July 1915;
Report from O.C. 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, to O.C. Intermediate Base A.I.F. 29 July 1915;
Memorandum from G. F. Pearce, Minister for Defence, to the Secretary, [Department of Defence], 31 July 1915;
Memorandum from the Acting Secretary, Defence, to the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, Melbourne, 3 August 1915;
Memorandum from T. Trumble, Acting Secretary, Defence, to the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, Melbourne, 3 August 1915;
Memorandum from the Acting Secretary [Department of Defence], to the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, 4 August 1915;
Letter from Colonel Sellheim, Commanding A.I.F. Intermediate Base, Cairo, to the Secretary, Department of Defence, Melbourne, 5 August 1915;
Piece of paper titled '50/3/3 of 5th August 1915";
Copy of cablegram from Officer Commanding A.I.B. Depot, Cairo, to Defence, Melbourne, 7 August 1915 [2 copies];
Letter from the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, Melbourne, to the Acting Secretary, Department of Defence, 18 August 1915;
Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel T.H. Dodds, Adjutant General, to the Commandant, 3rd Military District, 20 August 1915;
Telegram from Wallack, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, to Department of Defence, Melbourne, 24 August 1915;
Memorandum from Dangar to the Military Commandant, Paddington, 24 August 1915;
Letter from Dodds to the Military Commandant, Paddington, 24 August 1915;
Letter from Dodds to the Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 24 August 1915;
Memorandum from the Acting Secretary, [Department of Defence], to the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, 1 September 1915;
Decode of cablegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, 3 September 1915;
Memorandum from the Official Secretary to His Excellency the Governor-General to the Minister for Defence, 4 September 1915;
Note to A. G. from G. F. P., 6 September 1915;
Memorandum from the Secretary, Prime Minister's Department, Melbourne, to the Acting Secretary, Department of Defence, 7 September 1915;
Letter from A. Beal Pritchett, The Bromsgrove Guild, Sydney, to the Principal, Duntroon Military College, Canberra, 8 September 1915;
Letter from A. Beal Pritchett, The Bromsgrove Guild, Sydney, to Senator Pearce, Parliament House, Melbourne, 8 September 1915;
Letter from T. Trumble, Acting Secretary, [Department of Defence], to Lady Bridges [widow of Major-General Sir W. T. Bridges], 9 September 1915;
Memorandum of His Excellency the Governor-General with respect to the arrangements for the funeral of the late General Bridges, [1915];
Handwritten notes outlining proposed arrangements for the funeral of Major-General Sir W. T. Bridges, [1915];
Card titled 'Cablegram from Sir John Maxwell,' [date unknown];
Newspaper cutting of Governor-General's memorandum on General Bridges' funeral, [date unknown];
Booklet titled "Memorial brasses and tablets" from the Bromsgrove Guild, London, [date unknown];
Decode of cablegram from Colonel P. N. Buckley, [date unknown];
Transcript of cablegram from Prime Minister to General Gordon, War Office, London, [date unknown];
Piece of paper titled 'Capt. McLeod Urgent,' [date unknown].

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