Alexander Bruce

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/4824
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Indefatigable
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 31.05.1916
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 87 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Bella Bruce, 87 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Bruce, 87 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

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  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Bruce

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. William was serving aboard H.M.S. Indefatigable a British Cruiser which was lost at the Battle of Jutland. She sank at 16:03 pm after being struck by a German shell which caused her magazine to explode taking over 1,000 of her crew with her.

Alexander Bruce   CZ/4824   H.M.S. Indefatigable

BRUCELost with H.M.S. Indefatigable in the North Sea battle, on May 31st, A.B. Sandy Bruce, age 29 years, eldest son of James Bruce, joiner, 87 Strathmartine Road, Dundee. – Inserted by his sorrowing brother, Driver Peter Bruce, R.F.A., B.E.F., France.

Dundee People’s Journal 17th June 1916

Alex was the brother of  Driver Peter Bruce, 636182, R.F.A.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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