Thomas Bruce

#70855, b. September 1854

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Birth RegSeptember 1854Thomas Bruce1

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Thomas's birth was registered in the quarter ended in September 1854 in the Hartismere, Botesdale registration district.1

Census details

Military Career

Records show that Thomas Bruce served in the armed forces. Thomas joined the Royal Artilliary in Woolwich when 19 years old. (10th August 1871). His medical record shows he was still in 1897. He went from Private to (at least) Sgt. He was in India for over 7 years. He was married to mary Ann SALES in Lambeth 9th June 1878 (reg June qtr 1878). He had children Ethel Mary 1879, Maud Alice 6th July 1881 and Florence Edith 19th Sep 1886.2

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Found in 1911 with wife Mary Ann and the 3 children listed on his army papers. They had been married for 32 years and had had 4 children, 3 still alive. He was an army pensioner and an iron workers clerk. of the 3 daughters, one was a draper's assistant and the other was a teacher..


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Bruce      Thomas            Hartismere      4a     445.
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, BRUCE      THOMAS      1852      —      1871      British Army Service Records 1760-1915      Botisdale, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, England.