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Bruce, Major-General (retired) John Geoffreylocked

CB 1944; DSO 1938; MC 1923

Born 4 Dec. 1896; s of late Colonel Sir Gerald Bruce, KCB, CMG, DSO; m 1932, Marjorie Isabel Crump; two d; died 31 Jan. 1972


Rugby School


2nd Lieut Glamorgan Yeomanry, Aug. 1914; served in Egypt and Palestine to 1918. Transferred to 6th Gurkha Rifles; served 3rd Afghan War, 1919; N.W. Frontier expeditions, 1920–23 and 1937–38; passed Staff College course, Quetta, 1927–28, RAF Staff College course, Andover, 1932, and Imperial Defence College, London, 1939. Instructor at Staff College, 1933–36; commanded 2nd Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1937–38; Brig. General Staff, Norwegian Exped. Force and in France, 1940; commanded Infantry Brigade in India, 1940–41; Deputy Director of Military Operations, India, 1941–42; Maj.-General i/c British Military Mission to China, 1942; Maj.-General’s command in India, 1942–44; Deputy Chief General Staff, Indian Army, 1944–46; GOC Lahore District, 1946–47; retired 1948. Commandant Civil Defence Staff College, 1952–56. Member of Mount Everest Expeditions of 1922 and 1924 (MacGregor Memorial Medal and Olympic Gold Medal). Order of Star of Nepal (2nd class), 1946


Riding, shooting, tennis, mountaineering, and travel


United Service and Royal Aero


Queen’s Haye, Colyton, Devon

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