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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Kinross
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Somaliland Campaign (1900-1920)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
81875

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Current location

St Paul's Church
Muirs
Kinross
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
KY13 8AY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 11722 03054
Denomination: Scottish Episcopal

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Description
Brass Plaque
Inscription
TO THE DEAR MEMORY/OF/CHARLES MAURICE DUNDAS BRUCE/CAPTAIN ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY/ELDEST SON OF/SIR CHARLES BRUCE OF ARNOT/C.C.M.G. GOVERNOR OF MAURITIUS/AND CLARA HIS WIFE/BORN IN MAURITIUS 4TH JUNE 1869/KILLED IN SOMALILAND/22ND APRIL 1903
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bruce, Charles Maurice Dundas
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Commemorations
  • Somaliland Campaign (1900-1920)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, relationships, rank, regiment, place of death, manner of death, date of death, date of birth, place of birth
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=8575&mforum=warmemscot
  • From: www.kaiserscross.com/96801/428601.html During the initial stages of the withdrawal Gough’s staff officer, Captain C.M Bruce (Royal Field Artillery), was shot from 20 metres range whilst with the rearguard. He fell and was unable to move. The enemy followed up closely hoping to seize Bruce’s body and disfigure it. The rearguard withdrew as ordered but Captain Walker and the column Intelligence Officer Captain G.M. Rolland (1st Bombay Grenadiers), two KAR Askari, one 6 KAR camel man and one BCA Sikh stood fast around Bruce, and held the attackers off. Rolland ran back to the disappearing square and returned with Gough, a camel and supporting troops. The men around Bruce had to fight fiercely, the Sikh was wounded and Bruce also was wounded again. Bruce, now dying, was loaded onto the camel and the party fought its way back into the square. Rolland, Walker and Gough were each awarded the Victoria Cross for their conduct. Distinguished Conduct Medals were awarded to 66 Sergeant Ndermani, 2 King's African Rifles, 87 Corporal Surmoni, 2 KAR and Sowar Umar Ismail, 6 KAR Camel Corps. The Indian Order of Merit was awarded to BCA No. 126/Regimental No. 2376 Lance-Naik Maieya Singh, 24th Baluchistan Regiment. _________________

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