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BruceDavidLieutenant ColonelQSA (7) CC Eland DoL OFS LN Belf SA01
Provisional list of recipients
Source: Ladysmith Siege Account and Medal Roll
Royal Army Medical Corps
BruceDavidColonelHe was born at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 29, 1855. Colonel Bruce was educated at the High School, Stirling, NB, and Edin University, where he took his MB CM, in 1881. He entered the RAMC in Aug, 1883; served in Malta from 1884-9, and while there worked at Malta fever, discovering its cause in the Micrococcus melitensis. He taught pathology and bacteriology in the Army Medical School, Netley, from 1889-94; served in South Africa from 189+1901, two years of which (1895-6) he spent in Zululand investigating the Nagano or tsetse fly disease. He discovered the cause of this disease to be a protozoon since named Trypanosoma Brucei, and showed that this parasite lived normally in the blood of the wild animals, whence the tsetse fly conveyed it to the domestic animals. For this addition to natural knowledge he was made FRS, and awarded the Cameron Prize of the Edinburgh University. In the Boer War he was at the siege of Ladysmith, and with General Buller in his march to Belfast. He was member of the Commission to investigate the cause of dysentery and enteric fever in the Army. He received special promotion (medal, 7 clasps); was appointed member of the Advisory Board, War Office, 1901, and Director of the Sleeping Sickness Comm., Royal Society, Uganda, 1903. He proceeded to Uganda and showed that sleeping sickness is a human tsetse fly disease, caused by Trypanosoma gambiense and carried by Glossina palpatis. For this he was awarded a Royal Medal by the Royal Society and made Brevet Colonel, Dec 10, 1903. In 1904 he was appointed Chairman of the Mediterranean Fever Commission of the Royal Society to direct investigation of Mediterranean fever. Colonel Bruce was married in 1883 to Miss Mary Elizabeth Steele, of Reigate, Surrey.Royal Army Medical Corps
BruceDavid37067TrooperServed 26 May 02 to 07 Jul 02. Discharged Disbandt.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
BruceDavid WilliamCaptain1st Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
BruceDavid William14669LieutenantServed 10 Mar 1900 to 31 Dec 1900. No. 5 Co.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Border Horse
BruceDavid WilliamCaptainServed 20 Dec 00 to 25 Aug 01. Res. AO 419, AO 267 18/01/1901
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
BruceE1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
BruceE1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
West India Regiment
BruceE2875PrivatePrisoner. Reddersburg, 4 April 1900
2nd Battalion. Released
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Royal Irish Rifles
BruceE6400TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls35th Company, 11th Btn, IY
BruceE H R3rd OfficerTransport Medal, clasp: China. Ship: Sumatra (P&O).
Source: Transport Medal roll
Transport ships
BruceE WSource: QSA and KSA rollsImperial Light Infantry
BruceE W516 TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
BruceEdgar Francis36Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
BruceEdward39838PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls142nd Company, 31st Btn, IY
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