Bruce Selwyn MAYO

Regimental number2850
Place of birthRaymond Terrace, New South Wales
SchoolMossman Prepatory, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOverseer sheep
Address323 Ernest Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Mayo, 323 Ernest Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, row F, Grave No. 7), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert and Lillie MAYO, Ambhurst Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Admitted to No 14 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, then transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 14 March 1916 (undescended testicle, painful); to No 4 Hospital Train, 15 March 1916; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 15 March 1916; discharged to duty at Overseas Base, 18 March 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 13 April 1916 (conjunctivitis); discharged to duty, 15 April 1916.

Transferred to 14th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 25 May 1916.

Transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 25 May 1916 (undescended testicle); transferred to No 4 Hospital Train, 26 May 1916; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 26 May 1916; discharged to duty, 2 June 1916; marched out 14th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 June 1916; rejoined unit from Details, Canal Zone, 10 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.

Report of wounded, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Buried at Sully-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W. M. Holliday, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAYO Bruce Selwyn