John BRUCE

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BRUCE, John

Service Number: 795
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Enlisted at Kensington, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Greenock, Scotland, 1875
Home Town: Zeehan, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Scotch College, Scotland
Occupation: Surveyor
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 795, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Kensington, NSW
12 Oct 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1st Infantry Battalion, Prior to embarkation
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 795, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 795, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
25 Jun 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 1st Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 795, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 12 years

Son of John Anderson Bruce and Isabella Bruce of Zeehan, Tasmania

Husband of Selina Bruce of 'Kyambur', Bowen Bridge, QLD, formerly of William Street, Rockhampton, QLD. Father of Spencer Buce Roderick Bruce, Edward Bruce and Henry Anthony Bruce

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

Previously served in the Tasmanian Volunteer Corps for 6 years