2696882 Arthur Charles BRUIN, 2 Scots Guards

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  1. HayleyW

    HayleyW Member

    Remembering my Grand Uncle, Scots Guard, 2nd Bt, L/C Arthur Charles Bruin 2696882. Lost 26/02/42 age 24 in Libya.
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  2. HayleyW

    HayleyW Member

    just wanted to say a quick hello. I’m in the process of researching my Grandmother’s Brother who was lost in Libya in 1942 aged 24.
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery


    start a thread here with his name if you require any help
  4. HayleyW

    HayleyW Member

    Thank you . Just in the process of requesting his service records. One I’ve exhausted everything I can on Arthur I’ll be starting the journey with my Grandpa as I have minimal information on him.
  5. HayleyW

    HayleyW Member

    This is my Grand Uncle who I am currently researching (I am his older sister’s Granddaughter). I am led to believe that he was on a personnel carrier which drove over a land mine.
  6. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    2696882 Lance Corporal Arthur Charles BRUIN 2nd Battalion Scots Guards Died of Wounds 26th February 1942

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    Good luck with your research
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  7. HayleyW

    HayleyW Member

    Thank you Guy!! I’d not found that newspaper article so that was so nice of you. Yes he was the eldest son, his Brother Frank was in the HG and his older sister (my Grandma Florence) was married to Alfred Roberts (my Grandpa) who was in Libya (Tobruk) at the same time but with with the BNAF.

    I know I have a very long road ahead of me in researching and am hoping to being able to put firm details around who Arthur was. I can always remember Grandma proudly displayed his photo on her dressing table, he appears to have been the apple of her eye.

    Thank you again :)
  8. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    Manchester Evening News 5th October 1942
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    Manchester Evening News 26th February 1943
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    Manchester Evening News 26th February 1945
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    Manchester Evening News 5th October 1945
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  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Lance Corporal BRUIN, ARTHUR CHARLES
    Service Number 2696882
    Died 26/02/1942
    Aged 24
    2nd Bn. Scots Guards
    Son of Arthur Charles and Sophia Webb Bruin, of Salford, Lancashire.
    Location: Libya
    Number of casualties: 2674
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 4. H. 5.
    See cemetery plan
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020

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