Bruce, Robert J

Rank: Corporal

Unit: D Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: November 12, 1913 into the Regular Army at Fort Slocum, New York.  He was 30.

Date of birth: 1883

Hometown: Colchester, Connecticut

Married: Eva Amanda

Campaign: WWI

Died: 23 December 1918

Age at death: 33 or 34

Cause of death: Railroad accident

Location of fatality: France

Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

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Note: Served in M Trp, 5th Cavalry until 18 September 1917 at which time he was transferred over to  D Trp, 2d Cavalry.

He was promoted to Private First Class on 13 October 1917. He was promoted to Corporal on 10 December 1917.

He was deployed 29 March 1918.