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Joseph Bruce

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Headstone, Purewa Cemetery ( photo Sarndra Lees, February 2010) - Image has All Rights Reserved.

Headstone, Purewa Cemetery ( photo Sarndra Lees, February 2010) - Image has All Rights Reserved.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Bruce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/3004 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 July 1889 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 17 November 1915 AWMM 11 Clarence Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.C. Bruce (father), 11 Clarence Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 29 February 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

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
    WW1 17 November 1915 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Packer/Civilian 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 2 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 4 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Ruddy AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      25.11.1917 Ill in field - NZ Field Ambulance AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      2.12.1917: Admitted Canadian CCS AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      30.11.1917 Admitted No. 13 General Hospital, Boulogne AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      6.12.1917: Embarked for England AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      11.12.1917 Admitted Military Hospital, Tooting AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      14.2.1918 Transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      6.4.1918 Embarked for NZ per HS Marama. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Certificate of Discharge No.10514 was issued to Joseph Bruce. He is recorded as being attached to the Wellington Infantry Regiment, 11th Battalion and to have been attested at Trentham on 17 November 1915. He had served for 2 years, 75 days overseas and 102 days in New Zealand, making a total service of 2 years 235 days.

    At time of attestment was employed by Jackson & Co. Auckland

    Died aged 58 years and 10 months AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 May 1947 AWMM
    Age 58 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM E Block R57 Plot 61 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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