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Herbert Leslie BRUCE

Date of birth18 August 1894
Place of birthBowning New South Wales
AddressCanberra, Victoria Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, A H Bruce, St Ethels School, West Maitland,NSW
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion


Unit: 18th Battalion
Promotion date: 19 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry when leading a raid on the enemy's trenches. About thirty of the enemy were killed, and four prisoners taken. By his dash and fine leading he overcame all resistance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

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