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Admiral Sir James Andrew Thomas Bruce (1846-1921) was an officer in the Royal Navy, who was second in command of the British fleet on the China Station during the Boxer Rebellion.

He was born on 15 July 1846, the son of Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Hervey Bruce, 3rd Bt. and Marianne Margaret Clifton.[1]

He married Catherine Mary Philippa Wodehouse, daughter of Colonel Edwin Wodehouse and Catherine Street, on 27 June 1877.[1]

He served in the Niger Campaign in 1871.[1]

During the Boxer Rebellion, Rear-Admiral Sir James A.T. Bruce, K.C.M.G. was second in command of British fleet on the China Station. His flagship was the battleship Barfleur, and his flag captain was George Warrender.

The British fleet on the China Station in March 1901 was commanded by Vice-Admiral Sir Edward H. Seymour, G.C.B. in the Centurion, with Rear-Admiral Sir James A.T. Bruce, K.C.M.G. second in command,[2] and consisted of:[3]

** Ordered home.

‡ Temporarily attached to China Station.

He died aged 74, on 25 May 1921.[1]

He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) in 1900.[1]

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e thepeerage.com
  2. ^ a b Navy List March 1901, corrected to 18 February 1901, page 217
  3. ^ Navy List March 1901, corrected to 18 February 1901, page 218
  4. ^ The name of this ship is given as HMS Redpole in the 1901 Navy List, but HMS Redpoll in Conways 1860-1905.
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