Born in London on August 1, 1867, W.S. Bruce was the fourth of eight children. His father, Dr. Samuel Bruce, was a doctor in general practice. Though born in England, the family on his father's side were Scots, his grandfather a Scots minister and his grandmother hailing from Orkney. His early education was at home, and he was 11 before he entered mainstream education, at a private boarding school in Norfolk. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University. He married Jessie Mackenzie in 1902. They established a home in Joppa on the Firth of Forth, outside Edinburgh, and had a son Eillium Allistair (1902-1979) and a daughter Sheila Mackenzie Bruce (1909- ).
See also Franz Josef Land; Markham, Sir Clements R.; Nansen, Fridtjof
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