Name: Huntley William Bruce Bremner DoB: September 21 1880 Regt: Private 6547, The London Regt. DoD: Killed in action, July 1, 1916. Academic Career: Left CGS Xmas, 1896 Other:
Biographical Information: son of William Bremner, Esq., Clydesdale Bank,B. Of Batt&watte, Madulsima, Ceylon.
Huntley was the elder son of William Bremner and Diana Harriet Bruce. His maternal grandfather was Major General Alexander James Bruce of the Madras Staff Corps. His
parents were both born in the East Indies: this was clearly a background of Colonial Service and Empire. Huntley was born in Edinburgh, but in the 1891 Census the family was living at Portland Square, Carlisle. He had a younger sister, Helen Marianne and a brother, Alastair Bruce, who was a Captain in the Great War and died in Livingstone, Rhodesia (Zambia) in 1918. He features on the CGS War Memorial also.
No 6347 14th Battalion (The London Scottish) The London Regiment. He joined up in January 1916, having returned from Ceylon. He served in France from June and was reported missing on the July 1 1916 and was afterwards reported killed on that date.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour: “He was a well-known athlete.” He went to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1902 to be a tea planter and returned in October 1915.
a) Carlisle School Memorial Register 1264-1924
b) Census: 1891 RG12/4289
c) De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour