337- Private, PATERSON, Walter William
2/09/1914- To 11th Battalion as Private, Blackboy Hill Camp, WA
2/03/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces for Gallipoli Peninsula
20/06/1915- Admitted 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station Gallipoli ( Rheumatism )
24/06/1915-  Evacuated/Admitted 16th Australian Stationary Hospital Lemnos ( Rheumatic Fever ) ex Hospital Ship ex Gallipoli
7/07/1915- Evacuated/Admitted 1st Australian General Hospital Heliopolis Egypt
27/07/1915- Admitted Convalescent Depot Mustapha Egypt
10/08/1915- Re-Admitted 1st Australian General Hospital Heliopolis
30/08/1915-Transferred 1st Australian Aux Hospital Heliopolis
31/08/1915- Embarked Suez for Australia per ” Wiltshire ”
25/09/1915- Disembarked Melbourne
5/11/1915- Discharged from Service- being illegally absent from Duty Broadmeadows VIC.

 


35200, Gunner, BRUCE, Walter Paterson

2/10/1916- To 2nd Depot Battalion ” C ” Company as Private
6/11/1916- To NCO School Mitcham SA
6/01/1917- To Field Artillery Reinforcements Maribyrnong VIC
14/05/1917- To Field Artillery 27th Reinforcements as Gunner
12/12/1917- Admitted Hospital Suez Egypt ( Sick )- Discharged 17/12/1917
4/01/1918- Disembarked Southampton England ex Taranto Italy ex Alexandria Egypt
5/01/1918- To RBAA Heytesbury England ex Australia
26/01/1918- Appointed EDP/CORPORAL Heytesbury England
7/05/1918- Reverts to Gunner at RBAA Heytesbury England
21/11/1918- Proceeds Overseas Australian General Base Depot Rouelles France Ex England
5/12/1918- Transferred 1oth Field Artillery Brigade in the field France ex Base Depot
13/03/1919- To No. 4 Command Depot Hurdcott England ex Disembarked Weymouth  ex Australian General Base Depot Havre France for Return to Australia
1/05/1919- Embarked Devonport England for Australia per ” China ”
11/06/1919- Disembarked Sydney NSW
19/07/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).

 

SERVICE MEDAL AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 87731

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ( Information kindly supplied by Sandra SMITH ( email-thomassmith@ozemail.com.au ).

Date of Death Р25/04/1958  at Newcastle, NSW -( Age at Death 76 years )
Burial Location – Point Clare Cemetery NSW – Methodist Section 1, Row 8, Grave No. 13 ( Buried under the name of Walter PATERSON ).

First Marriage – 1907- to Hannah BRADY ( 1869-1935 ) at Springwood, NSW,

Second Marriage ( Bigamous ) – 1916- to Elizabeth Mary LASSERRE at Adelaide, SA – Married under the name of Walter Paterson BRUCE,

Third Marriage – 1943 – to Elizabeth Mary LASSERRE at Redfern, NSW- Married under the name of Walter PATERSON.

Spent most of his life as Walter Patterson BRUCE, living in Weethalle, NSW, where he embellished his War Service. Many articles in TROVE from the West Wyalong Advocate. He was extremely active in Community Events and the development of the Village.