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Robert Alexander Bruce

Ayun Kara Memorial (since destroyed) erected at the site of the original burials to remember those who died 14 November 1917 from Powles, C.G. (1922). p. 264 - No known copyright restrictions

Ayun Kara Memorial (since destroyed) erected at the site of the original burials to remember those w …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Bruce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2536 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 Waiuku, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R. Bruce (father), North Rowe, Shetland Islands, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2536 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-15 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Sarndra - 17 May 2020 - Sighted online; Lyttelton Museum collections online; museum no. 1582.1 - .3

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM M. 32. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine AWMM
    • Waiuku War Memorial Hall, Queen Street Waiuku 2123 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 88 AWMM
    • Powles, C.G. (Ed). (1928). History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-19. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
      Ayun Kara Memorial (since destroyed) erected at the site of the original burials to remember those who died 14 November 1917. (1922), p. 264 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
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