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Full Name
Bruce Mark
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Bruce
Surname
Mark
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
8246
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
11 December 1917
Place of Birth
Dunedin, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Clerk
Next of Kin
Mr D.B. Mark, 21 Brown Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
21 Brown Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District
Dunedin
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 119
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Greece
Date of Death
7 July 1941
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War
Cemetery Name
Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference
8. B. 11.
Biographical Notes
  • Bruce Mark was the son of Donald Bruce and Mary Jessie Mark, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • While attending a wounded man Sgt Mark was himself wounded in the back when enemy aircraft strafed the house and he later died of wounds.
Description of Image
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in the Domain, Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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