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William Rufus BRUCE

Regimental number3044
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Rufus Bruce, Vancouver Street, Albany, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.
Enlistment date14 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row B, Grave No 14), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917; marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford, 11 January 1917.

Found guilty, 31 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 9 pm parade, and neglecting to obey an order: forfeited 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 June 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 21 June 1917.

Detached to 4th Division Headquarters for duty, 3 August 1917; rejoined Bn, 5 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1917 (bullet wound, legs), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 29 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRUCE William Rufus

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