William James Stuart Bruce

1893–1918 (Age 25)
Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of William James Stuart

When William James Stuart Bruce was born on 3 July 1893, in Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, his father, William James Robertson Bruce, was 29 and his mother, Isabella Jane Milne, was 23. He died on 8 October 1918, in France, at the age of 25, and was buried in Villers-Plouich, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

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Family Time Line

William James Robertson Bruce
1863–1946
Isabella Jane Milne
1870–1942
William James Stuart Bruce
1893–1918
Donald Bruce
1894–
Charles Daniel Bruce
1896–
Isabella Sinclair Bruce
1898–
Margaret Georgina Bruce
1900–
Ethel Minnie Bruce
1902–1977
George Bruce
1903–1957
Gordon Sinclair Bruce
1906–1972
Norman Herbert Bruce
1914–1963

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World Events (6)

1894 · The Affair - Dreyfus is Accused of Treason

Age 1

The Dreyfus affair was a huge scandal in the late 19th century and early 20th century French. Alfred Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1859 in Mulhouse, France  and died on July 12, 1935 in Paris France. He was convicted of treason. He was accused of being a spy in the German embassy in France.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 3

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.
1905 · The Law Separates Church and State

Age 12

In December of 1905 a law was passed that separated church and state. It made it so that prayer could not be said before a parliamentary meeting or in schools. It also made it so that working on Sunday was legalized.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • William James Stuart Bruce, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William James Stuart Bruce, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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