Jack Russell (c.1897-1917)

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Jack Russell

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

RUSSELL, JACK. Guardsman. No 26359. 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards. Born Golcar. Son of R. H. and Mary Russell, Rob Royd Cottage, Golcar. Assisted his father, who was a gardener for Mr Ramsden Crowther. Attended Wellhouse Sunday School. Enlisted 1916. Seriously wounded in the neck in July, 1917. Taken to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station. An Army Chaplain wrote to the parents telling them not to worry as their son would be able to write to them as soon as he was able. Died of his wounds on 1.8.1917, aged 20 years. Buried DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row I, Grave 26.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Private JACK RUSSELL
  • regiment: Grenadier Guards
  • died: Wednesday, August 1, 1917
  • age: 20 years
  • record ID: 153913