|Place of birth||Albany, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, John Rufus Bruce, Vancouver Street, Albany, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Unit name||48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row B, Grave No 14), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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 details||Name does not appear on Embarkation Roll.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRUCE William Rufus|