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BridgesE T MSource: QSA and KSA rollsImperial Light Horse
BridgesEdgar JamesLieutenantSource: QSA Medal Rolls76th Company, 20th Btn, IY
BridgesG4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Bedfordshire Regiment
BridgesGPrivateCGHGSM (1) Basutoland
Source: Roll of the CGHGSM
Cape Mounted Riflemen
BridgesG4273PrivateQSA (1).
Source: QSA medal rolls
10th (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
BridgesGLieutenantSlightly wounded. Mafeking, 12 May 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Protectorate Regiment
BridgesG I H2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
BridgesG T MRA (ILH)
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
BridgesG T MCaptainHe was born 20 August 1871, son of Major T W Bridges, Royal (late Bengal) Artillery, and Mary Ann, daughter of F T Philippi.  He was educated at Newton College; joined the Royal Artillery 19 February 1892, and was promoted Lieutenant 19 February 1895.  He was employed with the Central African Rifles for a few months in 1899, and became Captain 5 April 1900.  He served in South Africa, 1899-1901, with the Imperial Light Horse, and as Commandant, Hanover Road, being present at the Belief of Ladysmith; operations in the Transvaal, April to July 1901 (in command of the 5th and 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry, May to July 1901); operations in Orange River Colony, August to September 1901, and October to November 1901; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901; operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to March 1901.  For his services in the Boer War he was given the Brevet of Major 22 August 1902; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette 8 February 1901, and 29 July 1902], and received the Queen's Medal with six clasps.  He served in Somaliland, as Special Service Officer, 1902-4; raised and commanded the Tribal Horse, and was severely wounded; took part in the action at Jidballi.  He was specially mentioned in Despatches; received the Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 6 September 1904]: "George Tom Molesworth Bridges, Captain and Brevet Major, Royal Artillery.  In recognition of services during the operations in Somaliland".  He was Staff Captain, and later GSO3, Headquarters of Army, from February to November 1907, and Instructor, Cavalry School, December 1907 to June 1908.  He was promoted to Major, 4th Dragoon Guards, 19 August 1908, and served as Military Attache at The Hague, Brussels, Copenhagen and Christiania from March 1910 to March 1914; became Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Hussars, 20 September 1914.  He had a very distinguished record in the European War, in which he served, in turn, as the Head of the Military Mission with the Belgian Field Army: in command of the 19th Division, from December 1915 to October 1917, except from April to June 1917, when he was a Military Member of Mr Balfour's Mission to USA; as Head of the British War Mission to USA in 1918; as Chief of the British Military Mission to the Army of the Orient 9 January 1920.  He was wounded three times; was given the Brevet of Colonel 1 January 1916; was promoted Major General for distinguished service 1 January 1917, and Temporary Lieutenant General, April to June 1917, and again in January 1919.  He was created a CMG in 1915, a CB in 1918, and a KCMG in 1919, and has the following foreign orders, viz: Officer of Leopold, Grand Croix do la Couronne, Medaille de Guerre (Belgian), and Officer of the Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre with two Palms (French), and the American Distinguished Service Medal.  Lieutenant General Sir G T M Bridges was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.  He married, in 1908, Janet Florence, widow of Major W Marshall, Grenadier Guards, and daughter of G Menzies, of Haliburton House, Perth.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Artillery
BridgesG T MMajorSeverely wounded. Molan River near Harrismith, 14 November 1901
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Royal Field Artillery
BridgesGeorge1636Private3rd RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BridgesGeorge1636Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.Railway Pioneer Regiment
BridgesGeorgeLieutenantSource: Nominal roll in WO127Protectorate Regiment
BridgesGeorgeLieutenantBRIDGES, GEORGE, Lieutenant, was born 20 February 1876, only son of Captain Edward Bridges, of Zeals, Bath. He served in the Malay Peninsula from 1893 to 1895, and in South Africa from 1899 to 1900, including the Siege of Mafeking. He was wounded in this campaign, mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "George Bridges, Lieutenant, Protectorate Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. Lieutenant Colonel Bridges served in the French Remount Commission in the Argentine Republic August 1914, to May 1915. He served in the European War from 1915 to 1918; was three times mentioned in Despatches, and created a CMG, 1917. He was CRA, Kent Force, August 1917, to April, .1919, and was formerly in the Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry. He married Gwendoline Elizabeth, daughter of R Pegau, MD, and widow of Captain George Farrar, Lancashire Fusiliers.
CMG, DSO, QSA (1) DofM (Lt Protectorate Regt), KSA (2) (Bomb RFA), 1914-15 Star (Capt RFA), BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Lt Col). Spink 1969 £185.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Protectorate Regiment
BridgesGeorge Tour MolesworthMajor1st & 2nd Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
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