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Bruce McLean Wallace

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce McLean AWMM
  • Surname
    Wallace AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD3242 AWMM
    • WWII 3242 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 21 Burwood Ave, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Student/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Exhaustion sickness, evacuated from West Africa to England AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Appendicitis, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of June.

    Served Compulsory Military Training at Waiouru December 1940, for 3 months.

    Volunteered for Scheme B service with the Royal Navy 1941.

    Was on board HMS Trinidad when it was torpedoed in Arctic waters.

    Promoted to Sub-Lieutenant.

    Commanded ML 1041 off West Africa in anti submarine defense of the merchant navy.

    Returned to New Zealand on leave 1945 aboard the MV Waiwera.

    Married June, whilst on leave 18 May 1945.

    Aboard the Mauritania in Sydney en route to England when war ended, returned by to New Zealand by RAF transport plane. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12
    https://collections.archives.govt.nz/en-NZ/web/arena/search#/entity/aims-archive/R21346617
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Wallace, B. [nd] 1939-1945 memoirs. Unpublished typescript AWMM
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - Monthly list of personnel demobilised [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465794) AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM

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