Russel Daniels

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Russel Daniels

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Strand office

Died: 29 August 1918

 

Russel John Daniels was born in Stamford Hill, London in 1894, the son of Joseph John Daniels, a potato and fruit merchant, and his wife Rosabel Ann. He worked for a time as a clerk in a sugar broker's office, but in March 1914 took a job as a junior clerk in the front office at Coutts & Co, London.

Daniels was a territorial soldier, and held a commission in the London Regiment from 1911. After the outbreak of the First World War he was mobilised for active service, and went to France in March 1916. In 1916 he transferred to the Scots Guards.

Daniels was wounded in Belgium in October 1917, and subsequently contracted consumption. He never recovered, and died in a sanatorium in England on 29 August 1918, two days after receiving notification of his promotion to Captain. He was 24 years old.

 

 

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