Bruce Ralston

Bruce David Mann Ralston (1955 - 1977)

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Bruce David Mann Ralston
Born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Lupane District,Rhodesiamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 3 Nov 2018
08:34: Andrew Field edited the Primary Photo for Bruce Ralston. [Thank Andrew for this]
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Categories: Roll of Honour (War), British South Africa Police | Police Reserve, British South Africa Police | Killed in Action, Rhodesia, Rhodesian Bush War.


Birth & Upbringing: Bruce was born in 1955 in Bulawayo. His mother was Patricia Ralston (maiden name not known).
Education Bruce was schooled first at St. Georges College, in Salisbury, and later Fort Victoria High School.
Military Service: He joined the Rhodesian Army on conscripted national service after leaving school and during his call-up served with the Special Air Service as a trooper. On completion of his national service, Bruce signed on for a three-year contract with the Army, joining the Rhodesian Army Pay Corps in 1974. With the rank of lance-corporal, Bruce left the Army on expiration of his contract in July 1976. He later joined the BSA Police. The BSA Police was very much a para-military service and was the nation's first line of defense. Young policemen were thus thrust into armed conflict during the insurgency of the later 1960's and the decade which followed. Those who appear on the BSA Police Roll of Honour (War) are afforded full military honours in the true sense.
Occupation: Policeman - joined the BSA Police in February 1977; Reg.No.9956; served until September 1977. Bruce was posted to serve at Hilside Police station from Depot and in August 1977 he was transferred to Lupane.
Demise: Killed in action - landmine incident while serving as a Patrol Officer with Duty Uniform in Lupane District (Operation Tangent).[1] [2].


  1. Andrew Field: BSA Police Roll of Honour BSAP Website
  2. Obituary Notice Outpost 9/1977 Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police

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