John Russell

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John Russell

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Strand office

Died: 1 July 1916

John Russell was born in Teddington, Middlesex, in 1894, the son of Oliver Lambert Russell and his wife Millicent. In July 1914 he went to work as a clerk for Coutts & Co.

In March 1915 Russell left the bank to join the army, becoming a Rifleman in the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). He left for France in August 1915. He was killed in action at Gommecourt, near Albert, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916. He was 22 years old.

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