1. Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial10 Hampshire
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.117
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour52D GQS

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Born in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire to Hay Bruce and Elspet (Reid) 6th July 1853.

Education & Career :

Second Mate Certificate 29th April 1886.
First Mate Certificate 21st October 1887.
Master Mariner, Victoria Terrace, Jarrow (1908).

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.:  

Action : Naval Campaign 

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.

Detail :

CWGC: BRUCE, Master John D. "Hans Jost", 30th May 1919. Husband of Margaret Bruce, of "Ardallie," Bethecar Rd., Harrow-on-the-Hill.

On the family grave within Jarrow Cemetery it has inscribed:
"In Loving Memory of John Davidson Bruce. Master Mariner. Born in the Parish of Old Deer Aberdeenshire 4th July 1855. Lost at sea through striking a floating mine 30th May 1919"

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St Paul No. 3242 E.C.Durham

2nd April 1908
2nd April 1908
2nd April 1908

Lodge Register shows "Died May 1919". Joined St Pauls Lodge 2nd April 1908 from the Scottish Constitution.

Source :

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