Charles James Gordon BRUCE

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BRUCE, Charles James Gordon

Service Number: 6472
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Wagga Wagga High School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 21 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagga Wagga Cenotaph, Wagga Wagga Victory Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

7 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6472, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6472, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
9 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 6472, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Rejoins his unit on the Western Front, France.

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Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

6472 Private Charles James Gordon Bruce of the 3rd Battalion was a carpenter from Coleman Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales prior to enlistment. He embarked from Sydney on the 7th of October 1916 aboard HMAT Ceramic for Plymouth, England. Following training in England Pte. Bruce joined his unit on the Western Front, France, on the 14th of March 1917. He was hospitalised on the 19th of May 1917 as a result of accidental wounding and rejoined his unit on 9 June 1917. Pte Bruce was killed in action by a shell near Ypres, Belgium, on the 21st of September 1917 aged at 25 years. He was buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial (AWM).

 

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