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Title: A Heritage of Spirit – A Biography of Major-General Sir William Throsby Brdges KCB, CMG

Author: Coulthard-Clark, C D

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1979

ISBN: 0522841708

Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 220 pages.

Comments: The biography of Major-General Sir William Throsby Brdges KCB, CMG.

Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG (18 February 1861 – 18 May 1915) was a senior Australian Army officer who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Military College, Duntroon and who served as the first Australian Chief of the General Staff.

During the First World War he commanded the 1st Australian Division at Gallipoli, where he died of wounds on 18 May 1915, becoming the first Australian general officer to be killed during the war. He was the first Australian—and the first graduate of Kingston—to reach the rank of major general, the first to command a division, and the first to receive a knighthood. He is one of only two Australians killed in action in the Great War to be interred in Australia.