FRANCIS WYCLIFFE RUSSELL
London Regiment (Queen`s Westminster Rifles)
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.
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