Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

William Gainsford Bruce PRUDENCEAge: 71 years19131984

Name
William Gainsford Bruce PRUDENCE
Given names
William Gainsford Bruce
Surname
PRUDENCE
Also known as
Bruce PRUDENCE
Note: He definitely chose to use the name Bruce. He enlisted in the Australian Army under the name of just "Bruce Prudence".
Birth March 15, 1913 38 46
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 13
Quality of data: unreliable evidence
Citation details: PRUDENCE WILLIAM G 1584/1913 WILLIAM E ELLA BALMAIN SOUTH
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: The military record for Bruce has the year of his birth as 1914.
Marriage of a siblingHarry Arthur TIERNEYElla Winifred PRUDENCEView this family
1928 (Age 14 years)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 13
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 5293/1928 TIERNEY HARRY A PRUDENCE ELLA W SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingRudolphe Herbert HOLLELily Elizabeth Rigby PRUDENCEView this family
1934 (Age 20 years)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 13
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 9193/1934 HOLLE RUDOLPH H PRUDENCE LILY E H MANLY
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn George Charles GREGORY
January 5, 1935 (Age 21 years)
Address: Patrick Street Merewether NSW
Cause: Lobar pneumonia
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3245/1935 GREGORY JOHN G C WILLIAM SARAH NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Sandgate Cemetery
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 20
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 49
GREGORY-John George Charles
GREGORY-John George Charles

Note: Transcription of Death Register - John George Charles GREGORY. Died on 4 Jan 1935 at The Junction and was buried on 6 Jan 1935 in the Church of England portion of Sandgate Cemetery.

Burial of a maternal grandfatherJohn George Charles GREGORY
January 6, 1935 (Age 21 years)
Address: Anglican Section No. 1, Sec 13 Lot 79
Publication: Sandgate Cemetery
Publication: Printed in August, 2004 on visit to cemetery by Doug Absalom on behalf of Stuart Gregory.
Gregory - John and Emma
Gregory - John and Emma

Note: Headstone of John George GREGORY and Emma GREGORY (EDWARDS) at Sandgate Cemetery. Buried in this Lot is also a Gregory infant and Cecil Stanley GREGORY. The "baby of" may be incorrect as John's first wife Winifred was buried on this day, buther name is not on the list. Taken in 2004.


GREGORY-John and Emma
GREGORY-John and Emma

Note: Graves of John George GREGORY and Emma GREGORY (EDWARDS) at Sandgate Cemetery. Buried in this Lot is also a Gregory infant (possibly Winifred GREGORY (WILLIAMS) and Cecil Stanley GREGORY. Photo taken by Stuart Gregory in Aug 2004.

Occupation
Clerk
1936 (Age 22 years)
Residence 1936 (Age 22 years)
Address: 21 Daintry Street Manly NSW
Occupation
clerk at the time of his enlistment in the Australian army
June 19, 1940 (Age 27 years)
Military
Enlisted
Type: Private
June 20, 1940 (Age 27 years)
Agency: Citizens Military Force
Religion
Church of England
June 20, 1940 (Age 27 years)
MarriageJessie Isabel MACGREGORView this family
October 4, 1940 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 22331/1940 PRUDENCE WILLIAM GAINSFORD BRUCE MACGREGOR JESSIE ISABEL SYDNEY
Text:

There is also this entry with the same reference number, but just stating his name as "Bruce".

22331/1940 PRUDENCE BRUCE MACGREGOR JESSIE ISABEL SYDNEY

Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 13
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Military
Discharged
Type: Staff Sergeant
January 25, 1944 (Age 30 years)
Agency: Citizens Military Force
Text:

Service Record Name PRUDENCE, BRUCE ServiceAustralian Army Service Number N72555 Date of Birth 15 Mar 1914 Place of Birth SYDNEY, NSW Date of Enlistment 20 Jun 1940 Locality on Enlistment MANLY, NSW Place of Enlistment SYDNEY, NSW Next of Kin PRUDENCE, WILLIAM Date of Discharge25 Jan 1944 Rank Sergeant Posting at Discharge 2 M D ACCOUNTS OFFICE AAPC WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display Prisoner of War No

Description
On discharge from CMF
January 25, 1944 (Age 30 years)
Note: 5 Ft 7½ In, dark complexion, black hair and brown eyes. No scars.
Death of a fatherWilliam Ernest PRUDENCE
about 1950 (Age 36 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 20800/1950 PRUDENCE WILLIAM ERNEST WILLIAM FLETCHER ELIZABETH RIGBY MANLY
Death of a motherElla GREGORY
about 1955 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: 2334/1955 PRUDENCE ELLA JOHN GEORGE WINIFRED MANLY
Occupation
Accountant
1960 (Age 46 years)

Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 50
Death of a sisterElla Winifred PRUDENCE
May 18, 1976 (Age 63 years)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 13
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 11843/1976 TIERNEY ELLA WINIFRED WILLIAM ERNEST ELLA --
Death of a wifeJessie Isabel MACGREGOR
July 20, 1980 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: PRUDENCE JESSIE ISABEL 105013/1980 ROBERT ROSS GERTRUDE MARY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death May 15, 1984 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: PRUDENCE WILLIAM GAINSFORD BRUCE 103762/1984 WILLIAM ERNEST ELLA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Cremation after May 15, 1984

Address: Privately cremated.
Death Notice
Sydney Morning Herald
May 24, 1984 (9 days after death)
Note: Prudence, Bruce late of Toukley dearly loved husband of Jessie
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1901Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
Ella Winifred PRUDENCE
Birth: about 1904 29 37Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 18, 1976Manly, New South Wales, Australia
9 years
himself
William Gainsford Bruce PRUDENCE
Birth: March 15, 1913 38 46Balmain South, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 15, 1984Toukley, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Jessie Isabel MACGREGOR - View this family
himself
William Gainsford Bruce PRUDENCE
Birth: March 15, 1913 38 46Balmain South, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 15, 1984Toukley, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Marriage: October 4, 1940Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

BirthThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 13
Quality of data: unreliable evidence
BirthMilitary Record WWII - PRUDENCE William Gainsford Bruce "Bruce"
BirthP - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: PRUDENCE WILLIAM G 1584/1913 WILLIAM E ELLA BALMAIN SOUTH
Quality of data: primary evidence
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1936
Publication: 1936
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1936
Publication: 1936
OccupationMilitary Record WWII - PRUDENCE William Gainsford Bruce "Bruce"
MilitaryMilitary Record WWII - PRUDENCE William Gainsford Bruce "Bruce"
ReligionMilitary Record WWII - PRUDENCE William Gainsford Bruce "Bruce"
MarriageP - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 22331/1940 PRUDENCE WILLIAM GAINSFORD BRUCE MACGREGOR JESSIE ISABEL SYDNEY
Text:

There is also this entry with the same reference number, but just stating his name as "Bruce".

22331/1940 PRUDENCE BRUCE MACGREGOR JESSIE ISABEL SYDNEY

Quality of data: primary evidence
MarriageMilitary Record WWII - PRUDENCE William Gainsford Bruce "Bruce"
MarriageThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 13
Quality of data: secondary evidence
MilitaryMilitary Record WWII - PRUDENCE William Gainsford Bruce "Bruce"
MilitaryAustralian War Memorial Nominal Roll
Text:

Service Record Name PRUDENCE, BRUCE ServiceAustralian Army Service Number N72555 Date of Birth 15 Mar 1914 Place of Birth SYDNEY, NSW Date of Enlistment 20 Jun 1940 Locality on Enlistment MANLY, NSW Place of Enlistment SYDNEY, NSW Next of Kin PRUDENCE, WILLIAM Date of Discharge25 Jan 1944 Rank Sergeant Posting at Discharge 2 M D ACCOUNTS OFFICE AAPC WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display Prisoner of War No

DescriptionMilitary Record WWII - PRUDENCE William Gainsford Bruce "Bruce"
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1960
OccupationThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 50
DeathP - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: PRUDENCE WILLIAM GAINSFORD BRUCE 103762/1984 WILLIAM ERNEST ELLA
Quality of data: primary evidence