Robert Vernon Bruce (c.1890-1917)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BRUCE, ROBERT VERNON. Sergeant. No 235225. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Robert and Elinor Bruce, 102 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth. Attended Holmfirth Parish Church. Employed in the office of Messrs Farrar and Company, Thirstin Dyeworks, Honley. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He was a member of a British attacking party who had cleared four lines of German trenches and had also cleared the enemy out of the village beyond when, according to information, Sergeant Bruce saw a British soldier lying wounded in an exposed position. In order to bandage the poor fellow who was lying in distress he crept out into the open but a German bullet killed him instantly. Killed in action, 9.4.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.
- Brother of Private NORMAN VICTOR BRUCE, killed in action, 27.3.1918.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Serjeant ROBERT VERNON BRUCE
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Monday, April 9, 1917
- age: 26 years
- record ID: 742654
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #742654)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #569140)