Casualty of Malayan Emergency honoured at Duntroon

A commemorative service was held on 28 July at the Royal Military College – Duntroon, recognising an Australian Army officer who died in the Malayan Emergency 60 years ago.

Lieutenant Clive William Bridge was serving with 1st Battalion, the Royal Australia Regiment (1RAR) in Malaya when he was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Tragically, he died from his injuries on 28 July 1961.

Lieutenant Bridge was a graduate of the Officer Cadet School – Portsea.

His death has now been recognised as being related to his service and his name memorialised on the OCS Memorial and Tablets within Duntroon.

The service took place at the Officer Cadet School – Portsea Memorial Wall, which lists all Portsea graduates killed in service.

Several of Lieutenant Bridge’s OCS Portsea classmates and 1RAR colleagues attended the service, remembering their comrade six decades on. DVA Secretary Liz Cosson AM CSC also attended.

We honour Lieutenant Bridge’s service and sacrifice in the service of his country.

A video of the service is available on DVA’s Facebook page.

More information about the Malayan Emergency is available on DVA’s Anzac Portal.

Lest we forget.

Five elderly men wearing medals stand in front of low wall with brass plaques attached

From left: Lieutenant Colonel John Macpherson (Retd) – classmate of LT Bridge; Brigadier John Cosson (Retd) – classmate; Colonel Bob Stark (Retd) – classmate; Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gollings (Retd) – 1 RAR colleague of LT Bridge; Lieutenant Colonel Paul Greenhalgh – 1 RAR colleague