Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: April 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 201103
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 31/07/1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 22 Laing Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Watson & Phillip
Jane Bruce, 22 Laing St, Dundee
Jessie, born 16.02.1908, Georgina, born 08.01.1911 & David, born 09.08.1912
More about George Bruce
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
George Bruce Black Watch
Private George Bruce, Black Watch, whose wife resides at 22 Laing Street, Dundee, has been posted missing.
Prior to enlistment Private Bruce, who is 36 years of age, was employed by Messrs Watson & Philip, Esplanade Buildings. He enlisted in April, 1915, and went to France a little over a year ago.
Dundee Courier 1st September 1917
201103 Pte, George Bruce, 4/5th Black Watch, was one of many local soldiers who participated in the action.
Bruce lived in Laing Street, and before the war was employed by Watson & Philip, food importers, Esplanade Buildings.
He was killed in action on 31 July 1917, aged 36, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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