John Bruce

Air Mechanic 3rd Class
Royal Flying Corps, RD Unit
John Bruce attested on 10th December 1915 and was posted to the Army Reserve.  He was mobilized on the 26th November 1917 and posted to the Royal Flying Corps.  He joined the Recruits Depot at Aldershot on the 1st December.
1882 Glasgow
Death7th December 1917
Died at Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot
BurialGlasgow Necropolis
Buried on 13 December 1917
Husband of Annie Bruce, of 66, Kyle St., Glasgow
John Bruce (c1844-) and Margaret Russell (c1843-)
Ann (1865-), Catherine (1868-), Grace (1870-)
Annie Murray (born c1882), married 27th June 1902 at Glasgow. Children John b. 1903, Hugh b. 1905, Helen b 1908, James b 1910
Not known
1901-1917 - Cabinet maker.  In 1917 Bruce seems to be employed by Bennett Furnishings.
Stanhope Street, St Rollox, Glasgow
161 Stirling Road, Glasgow [living with aunt and uncle Borthwick]
66 Kyle Street, Townhead, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quintus Lair 159
Scottish National War Memorial
His widow later lived at 117 Croftside Avenue King’s Park, Glasgow. It is interesting that of the fourteen First World War casualties actually buried in the Necropolis this is one of only two official CWGC headstones. This suggests that the families of the other twelve men already owned lairs within the Necropolis but in two cases a family who lived locally considered the Necropolis to be their ‘local’ cemetery and chose to have their loved one buried there at the time of his death.
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (, Findmypast (, Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Family Search – The Long, Long Trail - Scotlands People – The Scottish War Memorials Project – Service Record for John Bruce (TNA AIR 79/999)


Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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