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Bruce Hardy ARNOTT

Regimental number676
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthStrathfield, New South Wales
SchoolThe King's School, Parramatta, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHomebush Road, Straithfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs J M Arnott, Homebush Road, Strathfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Lieutenant in Australian Senior Cadets.
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentDVR (MT)
Unit name2nd Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/2/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 52nd Battalion
Promotion date: 17 March 1916


Unit: 52nd Battalion
Promotion date: 18 August 1916


Unit: 52nd Battalion
Promotion date: 21 June 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre

Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

FateKilled in Action 18 August 1917
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death20.7
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialKemmel Chateau Military Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 5), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Adeline ARNOTT, Homebush Road, Strathfield, New South Wales

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsFather: Colonel John McLean ARNOTT CMG VD, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 May 1919.
Other details

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

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