Petty Officer Bruce Stanley Pledge

© Royston Williamson 2015

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Bruce Pledge was born in Dorking on the 24th August 1881 and baptised at St. Martins Parish Church Dorking on 11th March 1885. He lived with his parents Job (a Sawyer) and Harriet, and also Grandmother Jane and siblings Ada, Herbert & Rosa at 31 Castle Gardens, Dorking.

In 1891 he was still in Dorking and living at 29 Castle Gardens Dorking.

By 1911 he was now married to Edith, they married in April 1910.  He was a serving Navy Officer having enlisted in 1898 and they were living in Portsea at 51 Hanover Street.

Bruce joined the Royal Navy and served on HMS Albacore as a Petty Officer. He was killed by a mine explosion in the North Sea on 9th March 1917, he has no known grave and is remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial.

Bruce was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, the General Service Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service & Good Conduct medal.

Son of                        Job and Harriet Pledge of Castle Gardens, Dorking.
Husband of                 Edith Pledge of 8, College Street, Portsea

Regiment                     Royal Navy. H.M.S Albacore
Number                       192918

Date of Death              9th March 1917
Place of Death             North Sea
Cause of Death           Killed by a mine

Age                            35

Memorial                     Chatham Naval Memorial