Serjeant WALTER ARMSTRONG BRUCE
Last address in Lewis: Knockiandue Schoolhouse, Keose
Son of William and Agnes E (nee Armstrong)
Born at Langwell, Caithness
Service unit: 5th Black Watch
Service number: 2063
Enlisted at Montrose
Date of birth: 11 March 1889
Date of death: 19 June 1915
Killed in action
Interred: Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, grave D. 40.
Local memorial: Kinloch, Laxay
Walter was born at Latheron, Caithness, and appears in the 1891 census, aged 2 at the Berriedale Estates, Inver Berriedale (north of Helmsdale). He is the grandson of John (56) and Estherina Armstrong (57), the son of Agnes E (26) and nephew of Charles Armstrong (30), Ellington (27), Janet (22), Ralph, Margaret A (19) and John A (16).
A decade later, in 1901, Walter is an 12-year scholar at Nigg Public School in Ross & Cromarty. He lives with his parents William (38) and Agnes (30) and his younger siblings John (9), Christina (7) and Esterine (4). The family lived at Keose from 1892 until September 1894.