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(David) Bruce McKenzie Charleson was born in South Leith, Edinburgh on the 4th April 1898 to Theresa Harriet (née Hogg) and Adam Bruce McKenzie Charleson, a marine engineer and light keeper. During the First World War, Charleson served as a Private in the Cameron Highlanders battalion. Charleson attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1918 to 1923 as a full time student of drawing and painting. In 1931, he married his first wife Annetta McLetchie Marr who passed away after a year. In 1932, he became an art teacher in Glasgow. In 1937, Charleson married Jane (Jean) McCaws Lang in Glasgow. He died in Glasgow on the 25th March 1989, aged 90. Charleson is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.
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