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Francis Ormond Bruce

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Francis Ormond AWMM
  • Surname
    Bruce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1382 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1876 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of David Small BRUCE & Isabella CARNEGIE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    C/- D S Bruce, Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Station Hand Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Son of D S & Isabella Bruce Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    • Single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
    • 1911 married Constance Hansen Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Transvaal, Rhodesia, Cape Colony & 1901 SA War Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    1382 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 4th Contingent NZ Rough Riders Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
    • 1900-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's & King's SA War Medals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Labourer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      WaiapuGisborne Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 14 March 1900 at Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Station Hand Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    23 yrs 3 mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Francis Ormond Bruce, 1879 - 1957
    Francis Ormond Bruce was born to David Bruce and Isabel Carnegie.
    Francis had 2 brothers: David Martin Commonly known as David Small Bruce and Stanley Ernest Robert Bruce.

    Francis married Constance Hansen.

    He had 7 children: Richard Alastair Bruce, Athol Alan Bruce, David Small Bruce, Logan Ernest Bruce, Isabel Constance Bruce, Elvin Fraser Bruce and Francis Adolf Bruce. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Research
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    29 October 1957 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    78 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block: 25; Plot # 231; Warrant # 8448 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's S A Boer War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2020Philippa MaryNew ZealandDirect descendant
10 June 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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