George Ridgway (1895 - November 18, 1976) was an Australian Army veteran who served during World War I. History remembers Ridgway for one reason: he was an eyewitness to the shooting down and death of Cavalry Captain Baron Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron. Ridgway's account of the aerial battle differs from the official accounts accepted during the war, because he states that von Richthofen died not by air-to-air combat, rather by ground-to-air gunfire.