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This article is about Ellen and Rosemary West's brother. You may be looking for his nephew, Bruce Meredith.

Bruce West was the dead brother of Rosemary and Ellen West.


Early lifeEdit

Bruce was born in Glen St. Mary in 1867 to Mr. and Mrs. West. He was raised there along with her six years older sister Ellen. When he was four, his younger sister Rosemary was born. Bruce attended Glen St. Mary school, where his older sister also studied.

In 1874, when he finished his first year at the school, his father died. Bruce and his sisters were devastated.


Bruce was twelve when he died of an unknown death. Rosemary and Ellen were very sad and so was their mother. He was buried at Glen St. Mary graveyard near his father's grave.


Physical appearanceEdit


Bruce is a male given name of Norman French origin, derived from a surname and the name of a place.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • Both West girls (Leslie and Rosemary) gave their sons name after their brothers who died as children. Bruce Meredith was named after his uncle Bruce and Kenneth Ford after Kenneth West. In the Victorian era, it was common for people to "recycle" names when naming children. When new parents thought of names, they would usually think of anyone in their family that had died and would honour them by naming their child after them.


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