|Date of birth||11 September 1890 |
|Other training||Pupil Teacher; Junior and Senior Public Examination, University of Adelaide; Portion BA, University of Adelaide |
|Occupation||Area officer |
|Address||Olive Street, Murray Bridge, South Australia |
|Marital status||Single |
|Age at embarkation||24 |
|Height||5' 9.25" |
|Weight||144 lbs |
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Antoinetta E Bruns, Olive Street, Murray Bridge, South Australia |
|Previous military service||Served in the Senior Cadets; 79th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces (18 months).; Served in the Senior Cadets; Commissioned (February 1912-February 1913); 79th Infantry Regiment; commissioned (February 1913-May 1914); Area Officer, Kadina, from May 1914. |
|Enlistment date||23 September 1914 |
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant |
|Unit name||16th Battalion, H Company |
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/1 |
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914 |
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant |
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion |
|Fate||Killed in Action 2 May 1915 |
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey |
|Date of death||2 May 1915 |
|Age at death from cemetery records||24 |
|Place of burial||No known grave |
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 50), Gallipoli, Turkey |
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Roll of Honour||Panel number 78, Australian War Memorial |
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Murray Bridge Cemetery, South Australia. Headstone inscription reads: 'He died for freedom and honour'. Parents: August (d. 14 November 1918, aged 77; bu. Murray Bridge Cemetery) and Antoinette BRUNS (d. 1 May 1935, aged 75; bu. Murray Bridge Cemetery), Murray Bridge, South Australia. Native of Callington. ~ |
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
Killed in action, 2 May 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal