Matthew Gibson Bruce

Matthew Gibson Bruce

Birth
Death 13 Apr 1917
Burial South Shields, Metropolitan Borough of South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England
Plot Section Q ..... Grave 8821
Memorial ID 125339625 · View Source
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Leading Deck Hand BRUCE : Matthew Gibson
Service Number 12880/DA . Died 13th April 1917 .

Serving aboard : H.M. Trawler "Pitstruan" . Royal Naval Reserve.

HMT Pitstruan, built by A. Hall & Co Ltd., Aberdeen in 1913 and operated at the time of her loss by Royal Navy, was a British navy trawler of 206 tons.
On April 13th, 1917, HMT Pitstruan was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-76 (Wilhelm Barten).
This happened 3 miles SE from the Noss Head lighthouse. 11 persons were lost.
Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?61006

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Matthew Gibson Bruce (unknown–13 Apr 1917), Find a Grave Memorial no. 125339625, citing Harton Cemetery, South Shields, Metropolitan Borough of South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8) .