Henry Homewood BRUCE


BRUCE, Henry Homewood

Service Number: 865
Enlisted: 7 September 1914, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yaysturk Victoria, 1881
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Woodford, Victoria
Occupation: Timber hewer
Died: Died of wounds, Pozieres, Somme Sector, France, 26 July 1916
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot 1X, Row A, Grave 14A, Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Nannup Town Hall, Nannup WW1, Nannup War Memorial, Woodford-Bushfield War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 865, 11th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 865, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
26 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 865, 11th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Rank -Sergeant

11 Battalion

Died in Canadian Stationary Hospital, Etaples, France from sharpnel wounds to the right shoulder

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Served in the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, South African War. Service number 1214

Son of Malcolm  BRUCE & Janet nee DAVEY , 184 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria

Brother of 3602 Gunner Lindsay Charles Bruce, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 23 May 1918.