Bruce, William George
Regiment: Royal Engineers (assigned to 156th Brigade Royal Field Artillery)
Biography: Son of A. S. R. Bruce, advocate ; born Aberdeen, 8 July 1895 ; educated Aberdeen Grammar School ; student in Agriculture, 1913-14. During the session he spent as an Agricultural student at the University, Bruce joined the Signal Section, 4th Gordon Highlanders, and was mobilized on the outbreak of war. He was transferred to the Royal Engineers in December, and obtained a commission in May 1915. After serving at home with the 64th Signal Company, R.E., he proceeded to France in November 1917 as a Signal Officer in the 8th Corps. He subsequently became Signal Officer to the 56th Brigade, R.F.A., which post he held till he was killed in action near Kemmel Hill, 25 April 1918.
Date of Death: 25 April 1918
Burial Details: Name recorded on Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele, Panel 8. Column 1.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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