PELVIN, Bruce Fawthrope
(Service number 1996)

First Rank Private Last Rank Corporal


Date Unknown Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age 23
Address at Enlistment Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Alfred Pelvin (father), Mill Road, Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Australian Imperial Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 5th Reinforcements
Date 4 September 1916
Transport Kyarra
Embarked From Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Australian Infantry, A.I.F., 49th Battalion.

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 September 1916 Age 25
Place of Death Somme, Northern France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library); Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

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; SCRoll web submission by W Griffin, 4 December 2015

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