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Gerald Whitney BRUCE

Regimental number34709
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolKogarah Superior Public School, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia5
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBookkeeper
Address'Blink Bonnie', Blakehurst near Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, John L Bruce, 'Blink Bonnie', Blakehurst near Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, April 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
FateKilled in Action 22 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Plot IV, Row F, grave No. 20), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charlotte and the late John BRUCE, "Blinkbonnie", Blakehurst, Kogarah, New South Wales. Born at Glasgow, Scotland
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant Charles John BRUCE, 2nd Pioneer Bn, wounded and Mentioned in Despatches; returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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