Samuel Pethebridge

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Sir Samuel Pethebridge
Secretary of the Department of Defence
In office
Personal details
Born Samuel Augustus Pethebridge
(1862-08-03)3 August 1862
Died 26 January 1918(1918-01-26) (aged 55)
Nationality Australia Australian
Occupation Public servant

Brigadier General Sir Samuel Augustus Pethebridge KCMG (3 August 1862 – 26 January 1918) was senior Australian public servant, serving as the Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Defence in the period 1910–1918. He was acting Secretary for Sir Muirhead Collins (1906–1910). He was also a military administrator, and an army officer.[1]

Pethebridge died, in office and holding rank as Brigadier-General, in 1918 aged fifty-five, and was buried at Box Hill Cemetery, Melbourne.[2]


  1. ^ Mawer, Granville Allen (1988), "Pethebridge, Sir Samuel Augustus (1862–1918)", Australian Dictionary of Biography (Australian National University), archived from the original on 15 May 2013 
  2. ^ Casualty details: Pethebridge, Sir Samuel Augustus, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, archived from the original on 22 February 2014 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Muirhead Collins
Secretary of the Department of Defence
Succeeded by
Thomas Trumble