Bruce Alexander EAGER


EAGER, Bruce Alexander

Service Number: 253
Enlisted: 17 September 1914, Enlisted at Rosehill, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yass, New South Wales, Australia, 1885
Home Town: Yass, Yass Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: District School, Yass, New South Wales
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Died of wounds, Military hospital, Gibraltar, 25 June 1915
Cemetery: Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 253, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rosehill, NSW
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 253, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 253, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
1 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 253, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Wounds to the calf and evacuated to Gibraltar

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William H. and Eliza Eager of Yass, NSW. Brother of Charles E.F. Eager, Mary E. Eager, Alice L. Eager, William Henry who returned to Australia on 6 November 1918 having served with the 1st Battalion Eager, Walter Francis Eager who was killed in action on 27 March 1918 while serving with the 18th Battalion. Walter is buried in the Lindedhoek Chalet Military Cemetery. Special Memorial Row B, Grave 5, Ruby Matilda Eager and Muriel Eager

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