Arthur Edward BRUCE

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BRUCE, Arthur Edward

Service Number: 1639
Enlisted: 30 November 1915, Narrabri, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dubbo, New South Wales, 20 October 1884
Home Town: Dubbo, Dubbo Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Dubbo Public School
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Died of wounds (gas), France, 24 April 1918, aged 33 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1639, Narrabri, New South Wales
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1639, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1639, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney
30 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 53rd Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1639, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, Gassed
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1639, 53rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Robert Bruce and Julia Bruce (nee Monico) - Jennifer Bruce

"BRUCE. — In loving memory of our dear son, Private Arthur Edward Bruce, who died in France from gas poisoning on April 24th, 1918. 

Somewhere in France they have laid him,
Our soldier so brave and to true;
He fought for our freedom and liberty,
He died 'neath the red, white and blue.
"At Rest." - Inserted by his loving father and step-mother, Robert and Emma Bruce, Trangie." - from the Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate 14 May 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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