SGT Guy Edson Bruce

SGT Guy Edson Bruce

Birth
Elysian, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA
Death 29 Sep 1918 (aged 24)
Fort Dix, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Elysian, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 1, Lot 72, SC
Memorial ID 14961034 · View Source
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SOLDIER DIES AT CAMP DIX, N. J.
Sergeant Guy Bruce, Son of Sydney Bruce of Janesville Township Passes Away at Camp Dix, New Jersey.
WAS A FINE YOUNG MAN.
The following obituary is copied from the columns of the Elysian Enterprise. The deceased was well known in this place. He was a nephew of Mrs. J. Bruce and a cousin of Mrs. Otto Arnoldt.
"The community was shocked Monday to hear the sad news of the death of Sergeant Guy Bruce at Camp Dix, N. J., following a brief illness of pneumonia. The parents were notified the end of last week that he was ill with the disease, but information of his death was a heavy blow to the family."
"Guy Edson Bruce was born in Cleveland Township, Le Sueur County, April 27, 1894, and was in his 24th year. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bruce, who, with a sister, Mae, survive him. The young man spent his boyhood days in Elysian, where the family has resided for a number of years, and enjoyed a wide acquaintance in this section. When war was declared he was employed in the Morristown mill and was among the early volunteers, enlisting in the Machine Gun Company of the Second Regiment, Minnesota National Guard, at Faribault and accompanied them to Camp Cody, where they were in training for nearly a year. A month ago they left for Camp Dix, and while awaiting orders to embark for overseas duty, having received full equipment, Guy was a victim of the illness which cost him his life."
"His progress in military life is creditable as he had attained the rank of sergeant of his company in the 136th Infantry. It is a consolation to the family to know that the young man died in the service of his country. Hw would have made a good record for himself had he been spared to make the trip to France with his regiment to uphold the cause of right over might."
Janesville Argus 10-9-1918
Contributed by S. R. Allen


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  • Originally Created by: Carolyn Reynolds
  • Added: 17 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14961034
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Guy Edson Bruce (27 Apr 1894–29 Sep 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14961034, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by S R Allen (contributor 46907343) .