Ernest Otto Alfred BRUNS

BRUNS, Ernest Otto Alfred

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 23 September 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: South Australia, 11 September 1890
Home Town: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Gawler Public School, Adelaide High School, Adelaide University
Occupation: Commisioned Officer (Port Adelaide Area Officer)
Died: Killed In Action, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina Town Hall WW1 & WW2 Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Murray Bridge Hospital Memorial Gates, Rose Park Public School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

23 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Adelaide, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1),

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25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, ANZAC / Gallipoli
1 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), ANZAC / Gallipoli, KIA at 'The Bloody Angle'

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Lieutenant E. O. A. Bruns. whose death in action has been announced, began his public service in the professional ranks of the Education Department. He went through the teaching couse at the Pupil Teachers' College, and afterwards took a course at the University. His last appointment at the education service was as an teacher at the Gawler Public School. He remained there for two years and then resigned about 15 months ago to enter the defence service. He was gazetted to a lieutenancy in the 79th Infantry, and from that unit was seconded for duty as area officer at Kadina. He volunteered for service abroad when the war began and was accepted.