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VC563   William Arthur McCrae Bruce

BORN   15 June 1890

DIED   19 December 1914   AGE   69

VC Won    19 December 1914   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Givenchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   William Arthur McCrae Bruce   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   563   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Indian Army, 59th (Scinde) Rifles, Frontier Force

Later   13th Frontier Force Rifles

Now   1st Battalion The Frontier Force Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   5 Warrender Park Crescent, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Givenchy, near La Bassee, Pas de Calais, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   4 September 1919

VC Presented   13 March 1920 by Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, Major-General Sir Alexander Wilson to his mother


P  Named on Neuve-Chapelle Indian Memorial (panel 25), Pas de Calais, France

Brass plaque in the Chancel of St Clement's Church, Jersey, Channel Islands

Name on war memorial, Victoria College, St Helier, Jersey

P  Named on memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

Named on regimental war memorial, St Augustines garrison church, Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

P  Name on memorial gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

VC commemorative paving stone, Hillhead War Memorial, Lerwick, Shetland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, 5 Warrender Park Crescent, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

By The Way…

Former pupils from Victoria College decided to buy his VC when it came up at auction in 1992 and present it to the college, ex pupil Mr Dixie Landick duly presented it to the college who decided to display it at Jersey Museum

VC Held By

Jersey Museum, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, on loan from Victoria College, Jersey



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