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William Nigel Ernle Bruce

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Birthplace: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Death: Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Waller Bruce, 10th Baronet and Angelica Mary Bruce
Husband of Violet Pauline Bruce
Father of <private> Page (Bruce) and Jennifer Beryl Bruce
Brother of Sir Michael William Selby Bruce of Stenhouse, 11th Bt. and Grace Degla Mary Bruce

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Nigel Bruce

Bruce was the second son of Sir William Waller Bruce, 10th Baronet (1856–1912) and his wife Angelica Lady Bruce (died 1917), daughter of General George Selby, Royal Artillery.

  • Born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, while his parents were on holiday there.

His older brother was the author and adventurer Sir Michael Bruce. He was educated at the Grange, Stevenage and at Abingdon School, Oxfordshire.

He served in France from 1914 as a lieutenant in the 10th Service Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry and the Honourable Artillery Company, but was severely wounded at Cambrai the following year, with eleven bullets in his left leg, and spent most of the remainder of the war in a wheelchair.


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  • First name(s) William Nigel Ernle
  • Last name Bruce
  • Service number 852
  • Rank Private, Second Lieutenant
  • Corps Honourable Artillery Company, Somerset Light Infantry
  • Service record Soldier Number: 852, Rank: Private, Corps: Honourable Artillery Company
  • Service record 2 Rank: Second Lieutenant, Corps: Somerset Light Infantry
  • Archive reference WO372/3
  • Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
  • Country Great Britain
  • Image link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D1555457
  • Record set World War One British Army medal index cards
  • Category Armed forces & conflict
  • Subcategory First World War
  • Page 163 Famous 1914-1918 Richard van Emden and Victor Piuk

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Nigel Bruce's Timeline

1895
February 4, 1895
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
1924
September 19, 1924
Age 29
1953
October 8, 1953
Age 58
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States