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William Throsby Bridges

(1861—1915) army officer

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AIF Administrative Headquarters

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

In January 1915 Major-General William Throsby Bridges set up an Australian Intermediate Base under Colonel V. C. M. Sellheim to handle the administration of the AIF in Egypt and Gallipoli....

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Australian Imperial Force

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(AIF)

(see also Anzac). Australian Imperial Force was the name given to the volunteer expeditionary forces sent overseas by Australia in two world wars. The Defence Act (1903)...

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Brigadier-General Henry Normand Maclaurin

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(31 October 1878–27 April 1915)

was a barrister and part-time soldier, and a member of a distinguished Sydney family. He had been promoted to lieutenant-colonel in July 1913, and...

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Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Literature.

(1879–1968),

Australian official historian. A pre-war journalist, Bean served with the Australian Imperial Force at Gallipoli and in France for the duration of WW I as official...

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Charles Rosenthal

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(12 February 1875–11 May 1954). The son of Scandinavian migrants, Rosenthal joined the Geelong Battery of the Victorian Militia Garrison Artillery in 1892 while articled to an architect....

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Chiefs of Staff

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The chiefs of staff are the professional heads of the three services, and occupy the most senior single-service positions in the defence structure. The first Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) ...

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Citizen Military Forces

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(CMF)

In the twentieth century the CMF, alternatively known as the Citizen Forces or simply the militia (see Army, Titles of), has made up the main part of the Australian ...

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Colonial Navies

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From 1788 onwards the naval defence of the Australian colonies was the responsibility of the RN, but the colonial war scares of the 1850s led New South Wales and Victoria ...

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Cyril Brudenell Bingham White

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(1876–1940)

began his career as a professional soldier in 1898 with a commission into the Queensland Regiment, with which he briefly served in the Boer War. His appointment as...

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Gallipoli

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A major campaign of the First World War which took place on the Gallipoli peninsula, on the European side of the Dardanelles, in 1915–16.

In early 1915, after a naval attempt to...

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inspector general

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Military History.

In the USA, the federal office that performs audit and investigative activities on federal agencies, making periodic reports to Congress.

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Lieutenant-General Gordon Legge

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(15 August 1863–18 September 1947).

Legge was first commissioned into the New South Wales forces during the Russian scare of 1885 (see Colonial war scares), while employed as a...

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Lieutenant-General Harold Bridgwood Walker

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(26 April 1862–5 November 1934).

Commissioned in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in May 1884 after a period at Cambridge, Walker served in the Sudan and India before going ...

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Major-General Charles Henry Brand

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(4 September 1873–31 July 1961).

A school teacher by profession, Brand was commissioned in the Queensland Volunteer Infantry in 1898, and enlisted in the 3rd Queensland Contingent...

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Major-General Eric Clive Pegus Plant

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(23 April 1890–17 May 1950).

Educated at Brisbane Grammar School, Plant took a commission in the 9th Infantry Regiment in March 1908, and moved across to the permanent forces in ...

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Major-General Ewen George Sinclair-Maclagan

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(24 December 1868–24 November 1948).

Educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! in Devon as a contemporary of Rudyard Kipling, MacLagan was commissioned into the Border...

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Major-General Sir John Charles Hoad

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(25 January 1856–6 October 1911).

Virtually nothing is known of Hoad's childhood and background until his appointment as a schoolteacher in Victoria in 1878. Like many regular...

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Royal Military College (RMC), Duntroon

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Opened on 27 June 1911, on the grounds of the former grazing property of Robert Campbell on the outskirts of Canberra, the embryonic national capital. Campbell named the property after ...

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Sir Edward Thomas Henry Hutton

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(6 December 1848–4 August 1923) commanded many Australians in the Boer War and was the controversial first commander of Australia's military forces after Federation.

Born in...

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Sir John Gellibrand

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(5 December 1872–3 June 1945). Educated in England and Germany, Gellibrand entered the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in 1892 and passed out a year later at the top of his class....

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