Henry Harvey Bruce

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Admiral Sir Henry H. Bruce as a Rear-Admiral, 1917.
Portrait: Francis Dodd. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 4038).

Admiral SIR Henry Harvey Bruce, K.C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (8 May, 1862 – 14 September, 1948) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Bruce was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1884.[1]

Bruce was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.[2]

Captain

Bruce was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1905.[3]

On 5 January, 1910, Bruce was appointed in command of the battleship Prince George.[4]

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Defence in January, 1911.[5]

Great War

Bruce took up the appointment as Superintendent of Rosyth Dockyard on 1 June, 1915.[6] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 27 April, 1917.[7] On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 4 June.[8]

Post-War

On 1 January, 1920 he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).[9]

Bruce was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 May, 1922, vice Sheppard, and was placed on the Retired List on 2 May.[10]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 November, 1926.[11]

His funeral service took place at St. Michael's, Chester Square, London. Among those present were Sir Henry F. Oliver, Sir Alan G. Hotham and Sir Howard Kelly.[12]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Henry Bruce" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 16 September, 1948. Issue 51178, col E, p. 7.

Papers

  • Diaries in the possession of the Admiralty Library. Royal Naval Museum.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Leah
Naval Officer in Charge, Bermuda Royal Dockyard
1 Mar, 1905[13] – 20 Mar, 1906[14]
Succeeded by
Noel Grant
Preceded by
Edmund R. Pears
Captain of H.M.S. Blenheim
8 Jun, 1906[15] – 8 Jun, 1908[16]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Hubert G. Brand
Preceded by
Ralph Hudleston
Captain of H.M.S. Arrogant
8 Apr, 1909[17][18] – 5 Jan, 1910[19]
Succeeded by
E. Percy F. G. Grant
Preceded by
Herbert J. Savill
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
5 Jan, 1910[20] – 12 Jan, 1911[21]
Succeeded by
Drury St. A. Wake
Preceded by
Cecil F. Dampier
Captain of H.M.S. Defence
12 Jan, 1911[22][23] – 6 Jan, 1913[24]
Succeeded by
Fawcet Wray
Preceded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Hercules
21 Jun, 1913[25] – 23 Apr, 1915[26]
Succeeded by
Lewis Clinton-Baker
Preceded by
New Appointment
Admiral Superintendent of Rosyth Dockyard
May, 1915[27] – 1 Apr, 1920[28]
Succeeded by
Sir John F. E. Green

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25429. p. 27. 2 January, 1885.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27870. p. 25. 2 January, 1906.
  4. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 3.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 30042. p. 4095. 1 May, 1917.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30111. p. 5454. 4 June, 1917.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31712. p. 3. 1 January, 1920.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 32695. p. 3625. 9 May, 1922.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 33222. p. 7477. 19 November, 1926.
  12. "Funeral" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 20 September, 1948. Issue 51181, col B, p. 7.
  13. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  14. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  15. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  16. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 279.
  18. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  19. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  20. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  21. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  22. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 299.
  24. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 329.
  26. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  27. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 3.
  28. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.