James McLaughlan Bruce

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Cowdenbeath
  • Service no: 18480
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Flanders
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 22.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.E.55

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Rattray
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Miner, Cowdenbeath
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    James Bruce, 9 Graham Pl, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mrs Bruce, 4 Landale Tce, Cowdenbeath

  • Children:

    4 Children

More about James McLaughlan Bruce


Mr and Mrs James Bruce, 9 Graham Place, Dundee, have just received intimation of the death of their son, Sergeant James Bruce, Royal Scots.  A friend writing home says that the deceased and five others, including a brother of the writer, were sitting round the fire having a talk after supper when a bomb was dropped from an enemy aeroplane, killing them all.  Sergeant Bruce was 30 years of age, and prior to enlistment was a miner in Cowdenbeath.  He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, and had been in France for over two years.  He leaves a widow and four of a family, who reside at Landale Terrace, Cowdenbeath.

Dundee Courier 26th November 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Micheal Caldwell

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