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FRANCIS WYCLIFFE RUSSELL

Lieutenant

London Regiment (Queen`s Westminster Rifles)
1st/16th Battalion

Killed In Action 27/08/1918

BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY

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Son of the Rev. Canon Alfred Francis Russell and Mrs. Frances Wycliffe Russell, of Dalethorpe, Dedham, Colchester. Educated at Marlborough, Scholar of Christ Church, Oxford.

Francis was awarded the MILITARY CROSS

7422 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 22 JUNE, 1918

2nd Lt. Francis Wycliffe Russell, Lond. R.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack. Though badly shaken by a bursting shell, he led his company with great skill, and inspired his men with confidence by his splendid example.

When the trench in front of him was captured by the enemy, he formed a bombing
block in the communication trench and stopped the enemy`s advance. He organised the defence of a post in advance of the final line of defence and held it until the following day.


Memorial Plaque To Francis Wycliffe Russell In Chingford Mount Church
Photo Courtesy Of Kerry Ross



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