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CHARLES MAURICE DUNDAS BRUCE

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 11:39 am    Post subject: CHARLES MAURICE DUNDAS BRUCE Reply with quote

Memorial within St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kinross.
Photo courtesy of Hugh Macrae.

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From: http://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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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken,

Great post, thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also appears on at least another two memorials - Gordons Boys School, West End Surrey and Harrow School Chapel, Harrow.
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WMR 81875
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