Lieutenant General Sir George Tom Molesworth Bridges [[Order of the Bath|KCB]] [[...|KCMG]] [[...|DSO]] (20 August 1871 – 26 November 1939), known as Sir Tom Bridges, was a British military officer and [[...|Governor of South Australia]].
Bridges was born at Park Farm, Eltham, [[Kent, England|]], [[England]], to Major Thomas Walker and Mary Ann Bridges.ref He was educated at [[Newton Abbot College]] and later at the [[Royal Military Academy, Woolwich]]. He was married in London on 14 November 1907, to a widow, Janet Florence Marshall; they had one daughter, Alvilde Bridges, who ws married first to
[[Anthony Chaplin, 3rd Viscount Chaplin]], and then to [[James Lees-Milne]].refref
Bridges had a distinguished military career, seeing service in Africa, India, South Africa, and most notably Europe in World War I, where he was involved in the [[Battle of Mons|first British battle of the war at Mons]], and later commanded a division at [[The Somme]] and . After WWI, he served in Greece, Russia, the Balkans and Asia Minor. He was Governor of South Australia from 1922–27.
== Military career ==
After graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Bridges joined the [[Royal Artillery]] in 1892, and soon served in [[India]] and [[Nyasaland]] (now [[Malawi]]). In the [[Second Boer War|Boer War]] in [[South Africa]], for a few months in 1901 he commanded two West Australian [[Mounted infantry]] contingents.ref In 1908, he became the chief instructor at the Cavalry School at [[Netheravon]]. Seeking a more rapid promotion in the army, Bridges transferred to the [[4th (Queen's Own) Hussars]] in 1909, attaining the rank of major. He was appointed military attaché to the [[Low Countries]] and [[Scandinavia]] between 1910 and 1914.