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The first Australian General killed in War

Sir William Throsby Bridges (1861-1915) was the first Australian to reach General rank and served with the Australian forces during WW1.

Major General Bridges was the first Australian General to be killed during the war in Gallipoli on the 18th May 1915.  He was shot through his femoral artery by a Turkish sniper and hearing that his death was imminent King George V knighted him the day before he died.

Hear more about his fascinating story with military historian Jay Walsh on Remember When with Harvey Deegan.

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