|Place of birth||Derry, Ireland|
|Address||Brisbane GPO, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||45|
|Next of kin||Brother, John Bruce, Co Derry, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, 19 October 1915; allotted to and proceeded to join the 9th Bn, Zeitoun, Egypt, 27 February 1916; joined 9th Bn, Habeita, 28 February 1916; taken on strength of 1st Pioneer Bn from 9th Bn, Serapeum, 11 March 1916.
Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance (asthma), 15 April 1916; transferred to No 12 Divisional Rest Station, 17 April 1916; to 17th Ambulance Train, 7 May 1916; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, France, 7 May 1916; to England, 14 May 1916; admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England, 25 May 1916.
Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HS 'Euripides' for Home Service, 24 June 1916; disembarked, Melbourne, 5 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 20 September 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRUCE William|