Alexander Carmichael Bruce

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Sir Alexander Carmichael Bruce (1850[1] – 26 October 1926) was a British barrister who served as the second Assistant Commissioner "A" of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1888 to 1914.[2]

Bruce was born in Ferryhill, County Durham,[3] the fourth son of Canon David Bruce. He attended Rossall School in Lancashire and then Brasenose College, Oxford, graduating in 1873 and being called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1875. He practised on the North-Eastern Circuit until 10 December 1884, when he was appointed Assistant Commissioner.[4] He was knighted on 18 July 1903 and retired in 1914.[5]

Bruce married Helen Fletcher (later Dame Helen Bruce) in 1876. He lived at 82 Lexham Gardens, Kensington..[2]


  1. ^ England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
  2. ^ a b Obituary, The Times, 27 October 1926
  3. ^ 1911 England Census
  4. ^ Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886. University of Oxford. 1888. p. 178. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  5. ^ Bell, Neil R. A. (2014). Capturing Jack The Ripper: In the Boots of a Bobby in Victorian England. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445621685. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
Police appointments
Preceded by
Douglas Labalmondière
Assistant Commissioner "A", Metropolitan Police
Succeeded by
Frank Elliott