Samuel Pethebridge

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Brigadier General
Sir Samuel Pethebridge
Secretary of the Department of Defence
In office
Preceded by Sir Muirhead Collins
Succeeded by Thomas Trumble
Personal details
Born (1862-08-03)3 August 1862
Spring Hill, Queensland
Died 26 January 1918(1918-01-26) (aged 55)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Occupation Public servant
Military service
Allegiance  Queensland
Service/branch Queensland Marine Defence Force
Australian Army
Years of service 1893–1903
Rank Commander (Navy)
Brigadier General (Army)
Battles/wars First World War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

Brigadier General Sir Samuel Augustus Pethebridge KCMG (3 August 1862 – 26 January 1918) was senior Australian public servant, serving as the Secretary of the 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: Samuel Pethebridge". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 

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