William Stacey Bruce Lyle

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William Stacey Bruce-Lyle

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Accra, Ghana

William Stacey Bruce-Lyle was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana and Zambia jurist.

He was born on 13 October 1919 in Accra. He attended the Government Boys' School, Accra, and then proceeded to the Mfantsipim School for his senior high school education finishing in 1937. He was called to the bar in 1940 at Gray's Inn after studying law at the inns of the court school of law.

William Stacey Bruce-Lyle worked as a second division clerk at Ghana Civil Service until 1946. In 1953, he was appointed district magistrate, a senior magistrate in 1958, and circuit judge in 1960. He served for three years as judge of the high court.

From 1964 to 1966, he served as a judge of the Supreme Court till the Nkrumah government was overthrown. He then served as a senior magistrate of Zambia from 1968 to 1971 and from 1971 to 1976, a high court judge in Zambia. He was appointed judge of the Zambian Supreme Court in 1976 until his retirement in 1980.

He was married to Rosamond Alexandra Bannerman with whom he had he had two sons Leslie, Frederick, and a daughter Desiree. He already had a daughter prior to their marriage, Emma Lilian.

His second son, the late His Honour Mr. Justice Frederick Victor Bruce-Lyle was a jurist of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court based in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and his daughter Desiree Bruce-Lyle is a jurist of San Diego Superior Court, United States.