Brigadier General

Sir Samuel Pethebridge

Secretary of the Department of Defence
In office
Preceded bySir Muirhead Collins
Succeeded byThomas Trumble
Personal details
Born(1862-08-03)3 August 1862
Spring Hill, Queensland
Died26 January 1918(1918-01-26) (aged 55)
Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationPublic servant
Military service
Branch/serviceQueensland Marine Defence Force
Australian Army
Years of service1893–1903
RankCommander (Navy)
Brigadier General (Army)
Battles/warsFirst World War
AwardsKnight 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.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Muirhead Collins
Secretary of the Department of Defence
Succeeded by
Thomas Trumble