Acting Sergeant William Bruce West. 15/1744. MM.
Born Leeds 1899.
William Bruce West was one of four children born to William Ernest ( a School master) and Catherine Spence West of 38, St Joes Mount, Armley, Leeds.
He joined the Pals aged 16 in Early 1915 and served with battalion in Colsterdale Egypt and France, he was Transferred to 1st 8th Battalion in late 1916 with whom he won his Military Medal for Bravery in the field.
Serving out the rest of the war with the 8th Battalion he was Discharged on the 16th of March 1919.