Sir Michael Bruce, 11th Baronet

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Sir Michael William Selby Bruce
Born(1894-03-27)27 March 1894
Died2 May 1957(1957-05-02) (aged 63)

Sir Michael William Selby Bruce, 11th Baronet (27 March 1894 – 2 May 1957) was an author and soldier.

Early life and education[edit]

The son of Sir William Waller Bruce, 10th Baronet, of West Drayton, Middlesex, director of an art gallery, Michael Bruce entered Abingdon School from October 1907 – 1910.[1]


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.[2] Later in the war he was Senior Weapons Instructor for glider pilots at Bridgnorth.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He was the elder brother of Nigel Bruce, the actor.[4] 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.[5]

See also[edit]


  • 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.


  1. ^ "Register". Abingdon School.
  2. ^ This is from 'The Peerage'. The source is here
  3. ^ Currie J. - Mosquito Victory 1983 ISBN 0-907579-03-5
  4. ^ "Register". Abingdon School.
  5. ^ "Obituary" (PDF). The Abingdonian.