This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/4824
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 87 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
Bella Bruce, 87 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
James Bruce, 87 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
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
BRUCE―Lost 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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