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Bridges, Lady Ethel Lilian (?–1926)

from Australasian (Melbourne)

Widespread regret will be felt over the sudden and unexpected death of Lady Bridges, widow of the late Major-General Sir William Bridges, who founded the Duntroon Military College, and was in command of the First Australian Division A.I.F. at Gallipoli, where he died of wounds. Lady Bridges had not been strong for some years, but she maintained a constant interest in the Friendly Union of Soldiers' Wives and Mothers, of which she was the first president, and where she was much beloved. Her early work on the council of the union was invaluable, and her loss will be deeply felt. Though not strong enough to do much active philanthropic work, Lady Bridges was a constant member of the South Yarra Auxiliary for the Children's Hospital. It is probable that she will be buried in the Old Canberra Cemetery, where Sir William Bridges lies. Very much sympathy will be extended to her family, Miss Dorothy Bridges, Mr. Anthony Bridges, and Mrs. Arthur Maxwell (formerly Miss Marion Bridges, whose marriage took place early in 1920 to Captain Arthur Maxwell, of the Federated Malay States).

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Federal Capital Pioneer Magazine (ACT), 16 November 1926, p 31

Citation details

'Bridges, Lady Ethel Lilian (?–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 4 July 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Francis, Ethel Lilian

13 October 1926
South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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