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James Durie BRUCE

Regimental number1524
Place of birthParbroath, Cupar, Fife, Scotland
SchoolLogie & Boarhills State School, Fife, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLengthsman
Addressc/o Mrs. Young, "Bons View," Turbor Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J. Bruce, Crow Hill, Anstruther, Fifeshire, Scotland
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSIG
Unit name31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 November 1916
Place of death or woundingLes Boeufs, Somme sector, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot III, Row S, Grave No. 7), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Helen BRUCE, Lochtyside Farm, Thornton, Fife, Scotland. Native of Fife, Scotland

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