Lieutenant William Bruce
Last address in Lewis: 28 Cromore,
Son of Mr and Mrs Hector Bruce, of 31 Bridge Street, Inverness
Service unit: 104 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Date of death: 25 May 1918 at the age of 28
Went missing whilst flying from England to France
Interred: Commercy French National Cemetery, North West part
Local memorial: Park, Kershader
He joined the Saskatchewan Regimental Depot, but was seconded to the RAF in 1917.


  1. I am related to Lieutenant Bruce and some years go visited his grave in Commercy which is close to Nancy in Lorraine. I query therefore the comment "went missing whilst flying from England to France" unless he got seriously lost. Isn't more likely he was doing intelligence gathering behind German lines ?

    1. Thank you for your comment. The quote is historical, used at the time. From today's perspective, it is obvious that his body WAS found and interred. I had occasion to research William's history, and summarise it on Happy to receive any additional information, maybe images if you are prepared to share.