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Munro, Herbert Bruce

Major, 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, R.C.A.C.

Herbert Bruce MunroBorn in 1913
Died November 7, 1942

Son of Herbert C. Munro, and of Mary Louise Munro, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Received his B.A. in 1934 (The Quad, 1934, p.19).

Councilor and team member of the Literary and Debating Society in 1933 (The Quad, 1933, p.33).

2nd Lieutenant and Commander of the No. 2 Platoon, winners of the 1933 Ross-McMurty Cup; received his “A” Certificate in 1932 (The Quad, 1933, p.36-37).

Played on the Intermediate Rugby team in 1932 and 1933 (The Quad, 1932, n.p.; 1933, p.44); was Captain of the team in 1934, “His [Bruce’s] fearless tackling and line-plunging would be an inspiration to any team” (The Quad, 1934, p.58-59).

Third Year representative on the Yearbook Committee (The Quad, 1934, p.68).

Became 2nd Lieutenant with the Sherbrooke Regiment, departing in 1934 to “ride escorts… on great occasions in Ottawa with the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards” (The Quad, 1934, p.57).

The R.C.A.F. aircraft boarded by Bruce and four others went missing in flight from Dartmouth, NS to Newfoundland in 1942. The wreckage was found a week later off the Newfoundland coast, with all passengers presumed drowned. (Ottawa Journal, November 13, 1942; Veterans Affairs Canada).

Burial Information:

Halifax Memorial, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Panel no. 14.


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