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William Bruhn


1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss J. Gillies
  • Plaque: 3409

Additional Info

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William George Bruhn was born in Geelong, VIC and was a Fireman by trade when he enlisted in the ay Unit, Section 2 on 15 December 1916 at the age of 28. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917. He reached England on Anzac Day, April 25th, 1917, and a month later he moved to France to serve with the 1st Australian Light Rail Operating Company. In early 1918 he was severely reprimanded after being charged with ├Žan act to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he distributed coal given him for loco purposes'. After the war he returned to Australia on the Valencia, disembarking at Melbourne on September 11th 1919.
Tree No. 3409

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour