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Lieut William Arthur McRae Bruce
Birth: Jun. 15, 1890
Death: Dec. 19, 1914

WorldWar I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he served as a Lieutenant in the 59th Schinde Rifles, Frontier Force. On December 19, 1914, during a night attack at Givenchy, France, Lieutenant Bruce was in command of a small party which captured one of the enemy trenches. In spite of being wounded in the neck he walked up and down the trench encouraging his men to hold out against several counter-attacks until he was killed. Due to his example and encouragement, his men were able to hold out until dusk when the trench was finally captured by the Germans. For most prestigious gallantry, he was vested the Victoria Cross presented to his mother by Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Major General Sir Alexander Wilson on March 13, 1920. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Neuve-Chapelle Memorial
Neuve-Chapelle
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Panel 25 (No Known Grave)
 
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Record added: Nov 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9919013
Lieut William Arthur McRae Bruce
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Lieut William Arthur McRae Bruce
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- laurinlaurin espie
 Added: May. 4, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 7, 2013
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