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David Small Bruce

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  • Service number
    • 1385 AWMM
    • 9/1408 AWMM
    • 1385 = 4th Ctgn Rough Riders; 9/1408 = WWI Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
    David Martin Small BRUCE 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
    • 1st NZEF Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 88 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 88 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    • Lieutenant Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
    • Lance Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record (corrected)
  • Forenames
    David Small AWMM
  • Surname
    Bruce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    David Martin Small BRUCE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 1385 AWMM
    • 9/1408 AWMM
    • 1385 = 4th Ctgn Rough Riders; 9/1408 = WWI Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • 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
    • 10 June 1882 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 1881 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1881 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 nee' CARNEGIE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    post S A War = Shearer
    post WWI = Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    D.S. Bruce, sen. (father), Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1904 married Edith Mariane Jane Fleming
      Divorced 1911 - has 3 daughters Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    SA War: Cape Colony, Transvaal & Rhodesia; WWI: Egyptian & E F Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
    • 1st NZEF Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 1385 AWMM
    • 9/1408 AWMM
    • 1385 = 4th Ctgn Rough Riders; 9/1408 = WWI Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    • 4th Contingent & Wellington Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
    • 1900-1901 & 1915-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1901 SA War Medal with clasps Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    East Coast Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    pre S A War = Waggon Driver
    Pre WWI = Shearer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    SA war = 21 yrs 2 mths (actually 19yrs old); WWI = 34 yrs 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
    SA War: suffered from Fever & hospitalised in SA before being invalided back to NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    SA War - Private
    WWI - Lance Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father was named David Small Bruce. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 June 1956 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 June 1956 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    75 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block: RSA; Plot: 293; Warrant # 8073 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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  • Memorial name

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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
      Page No: 88 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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16 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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