PELVIN, Bruce Fawthrope
(Service number 1996)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Alfred Pelvin (father), Mill Road, Waimate|
|Served with||Australian Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Australian Imperial Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 5th Reinforcements|
|Date||4 September 1916|
|Embarked From||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia||Destination|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Australian Infantry, A.I.F., 49th Battalion.|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||4 September 1916||Age||25|
|Place of Death||Somme, Northern France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library); Waimate First World War Memorial|
Second son of Alfred and Mary M. Pelvin, of Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand.
Bruce was educated at Waimaitai (1902 -1904) and Timaru Boy's High School and after leaving, was for some time in the employ of Messrs Beckingham and Co., Timaru, as a cabinet maker). He was well known in Timaru as an athlete and was a member of the Star Football Club. In 1916 though Bruce left New Zealand to work in Toowoomba, Australia.
Commonwealth War Graves; Military Record - National Archives of Australia; Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (19 June 2015); see also Winsome Griffin's family history pages at http://winsomegriffin.com/Pelvin/BruceFawthropPelvin.html; SCRoll web submission by W Griffin, 4 December 2015
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John Sutherland, SC branch NZSG
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