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THE DARDANELLES.

GENERAL BRIDGES , DEATH.

AN OFFICIAL ACCOUNT. BTDNEY,.May 81 Captain Bean cables that General! Budges was wounded while ea routs

to the firing !ipe. He was unusually oarelef bof bis personal safety to the point of recklessness. Hβ would stand in full view of the enemy's positions and often chaffed tbe more careful members of the staffs. On tbe first day a man standing alongside him was shot dead. Latterly he was more careful, and consented to take cover when shrapnel was breaking over him. On tbe morning of his death he was especially cautious when approaching the position be wuuld inspect Act ing on advice he ran across exposed positions. Hβ was making one of ■ hese runs with bis staff when be was hit by a buliet, which cut two large arteries in bis leg. Help was instantly at band and he was brought under cover. . 13ut, for the presence of the doctor he would have died in a few minutes, ao great waa the loss of blood. The General's first words were : "Don't carry rae down. I don.'t want any of you fellows to run into danger." His opposition was over come, and while tbe party was re turning the Turks, perhaps realising that there wup a wounded man, did nob fire.

Captain Bean adds that be bas noticed thai while they are not always scrupulous or humane fighters the Turke sometimes act very fairly and humanely. General Bridges' last words before be was placed aboard the ship were : " Anybow, I commanded the Australian division for nine months. Captain Bean, in a tribute to Gene-

ral Bridges, says that he was an able and strong commander, and wholly without fear. Brigadier General Walker, who wa= i originally chief of General Bird wood's staff, has succeeded to the command of the division. ROUMANIA ON THE BRINK.

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THE DARDANELLES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3463, 1 June 1915

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THE DARDANELLES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3463, 1 June 1915

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