Edgar James Bridges MC


Edgar James Bridges was born in 1882 the only son of John Henry Bridges of the Court, Eastbourne in Sussex, and Fedderate, Aberdeenshire. He served in the 14th Hussars in World War One, and as a captain he was gazetted, on 28 Aug 1917, for the award of the Military Cross. He was given command of the 14th in 1917 following the death of Col Hewitt on 29 September. He commanded ‘Bridge’s Column’ which in 1918 was given the task of assisting Dunsterforce in its advance from Hamadan to the port of Enzeli in Persia and prevent interference from Turkish and allied Arabs in the line of communication. After the war he married Mary Christobel Arbuthnot daughter of Colonel George Arbuthnot, on 27 April 1922. Edgar was Mary’s third husband; her second husband was Captain Ludford-Astley also of the 14th Hussars, killed in Mesopotamia in March 1917. Edgar Bridges died on 8 Jan 1960.


Regimental Details | 14th Hussars Commanding Officers




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by Stephen Luscombe