Sir Michael Bruce, 11th Baronet
Sir Michael William Selby Bruce
|Died||2 May 1957 (aged 63)|
Sir Michael William Selby Bruce, 11th Baronet (27 March 1894 – 2 May 1957) was an author and soldier.
Early life and education
He then joined the British South Africa Police as a trooper (1913). After First World War service with the Royal Artillery at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, Bruce became a traveller, largely in Africa and South America, and an author and newspaper columnist. During the Second World War he served in a barrage balloon unit, with 901 (County of London) squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment, and was wounded again. Later in the war he was Senior Weapons Instructor for glider pilots at Bridgnorth.
He was the elder brother of Nigel Bruce, the actor. He married Elizabeth Constance Plummer of Toronto in 1933 and after her death during the war, married again in 1945. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia in 1957.
- Songs from the Saddle (1916)
- Sails and Saddles (1929)
- Tramp Royal (1954),(Autobiographical) First published by Elek (UK) and then Ryerson Press (Canada)
- Currie Jack Mosquito Victory Goodall 1983 Mentioned as Senior Weapons Instructor for glider pilots, and out on the town in London with actress Frances Day.