|Place of birth||Port Fairy, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||40|
|Next of kin||Brother, William Henry Bruce, c/o Bruce & McClure, Warrnambool, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/38/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 15 March 1915 - 21st Bn, 2nd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 60th Bn, 20 April 1916.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||42|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Tower Hill Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Andrew (d. 26 August 1890, aged 59; bu. Tower Hill) and Nancy (d. 17 June 1892, aged 60; bu. Tower Hill) BRUCE|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.
Admitted to No 13 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 15 September 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 19 September 1915 (gastro-enteritis); to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 24 September 1915; ro A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 4 October 1915.
Found guilty, 5 March 1916, of being absent without leave from 5 am to 3 pm, 5 March 1916: awarded 2 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 1 day's pay.
Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note on Red Cross File No 591204: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-1919.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRUCE Walter Douglas
Red Cross File No 591204