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Harry John Bruce

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Memorial Plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington (Photo Paul Hickford, 2014) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bruce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/301 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    25 March 1891 Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Archives.
  • Place of birth
    Prebbleton, Canterbury, New Zealand Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Military Personnel file.
  • Birth notes
    Parents: Arthur Shackleton and Helen Mary (nee Ladbrooke) Bruce. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - New Zealand Births Deaths and Marriages Register.
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
    • Care of Bank of New Zealand, Morrinsville. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Archives.
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • A.G. Bruce, Kakahu, Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • Correction: NOK's second initial is 'S'. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - New Zealand Births Deaths and Marriages register.
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/301 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Undertook 115 days military duty. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
    • Enlisted at Paeroa on 11 August 1914. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Military Personnel Files.
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    23 Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Military Personnel Files.

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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Harry Bruce was the son of Arthur and Helen Bruce of Kakahu, Geraldine.

      Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.

      Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

      Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. AWMM
    • John McQueen Bruce 16067 is the soldier on Ashburton War Memorial not Harry John Bruce Public - Marilyn - Researcher - 20 June 2016 - Military Personnel files
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Memorial now located at Bank of New Zealand premises at Harbour Quays, Wellington. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Musuem, Wellington.
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Recently I found the information about Harry who was my Mother's (Annie GWENIFER Bruce). I was very saddened by the loss of a young man immediately he joined the fray. A bank teller who suffered an awful death and was cut down before his life began. My Mother also lost a brother named for Harry. The younger version was only 7 when he died. Not a lucky name in our family. RIP and Thank you Great Uncle Harry.
    Public - Linley Mary - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

Sources

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
20 June 2016MarilynAshburtonResearcher
23 April 2015Linley MaryTe Anau New ZealandOther Relative
13 April 2015LukeMelbourne, AustraliaOther Relative
26 February 2015Paul West AucklandResearcher
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