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Robert John BRUCE

Regimental number1865
Place of birthSweden
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinNo next of kin
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLived also in Dunedin, New Zealand. According to his foster-mother, he had some 'naval training'.
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death1 September 1915
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 43), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Foster son of Elizabeth Ann STUBBS, Lyle Street, Warracknabeal, Victoria. Native of Sweden
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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