Law, Bruce

Law, Bruce

 

Military History:

 

Regiment
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:
Corporal

Service Number:
14607

Date of Enlisting:
4.9.1914

Date of death:
23.10.1918

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension, Solesmes, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

Bruce enlisted at Hitchin, Hertfordshire on 4th September 1914 when he was only 17.  He served with the Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion 15th Brigade 5th Division in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders. Bruce was a company stretcher bearer and was killed on 23rd October 1918 with two others when a shell hit their Aid Post

Bruce was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is buried at Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension, Solesmes, France, and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
28.3.1897

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Bruce was the third son of James and Elizabeth Ann (nee Harradine) Law of Mill Street, Ashwell.  He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell and before enlisting he was a domestic gardener.

 

 

Commentary:

Other references:

Royston Crow April 1915

Back in the village for their final leave before going to the front were several recruits including Eric Hyder, Bruce Law, Stanley Bryant and Maurice Kirchin, who gave a graphic description of life in training camp at Felixstowe.

 

 

Name:Bruce Law
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:23.10.1918
Enlistment Place:Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Rank:Corporal
Regiment:Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:1st Battalion 15th Brigade 5th Division
Regimental Number:        14607
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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