Capt. Gordon Rivolta Russell, MC

1890 Oct 31. Born Surrey, England

1891 census Living in Deptford

1901 census Living at 25 Promenade, Edinburgh. His father is now "Manager of a Protection Society"

John W Russell 43
Helen Russell 47
Margaret Russell 18
James W D Russell 16
Gordon R Russell 10
Wallace Russell 6

1909 Aug. He has a job in British Postal Service as Temp boy clerk, accts

1910 May 17 Leaves UK for Canada. Civil Servant

1915 Apr 10. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1916 Nov 25. MC gazetted . 2nd Lt. Gordon Rivolta Russell , Durh. L.I . For conspicuous gallantry in action . He led a bombing raid with great courage and determination, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Although severely wounded he continued to direct the operation.

1917 Jul 1 Promoted Lt

1919 Apr 20 Capt GR Russell relinquishes temp rank of Major

1920 Oct 20. Joined ADRIC with service no 784. Posted to G Coy

1922 Jan 19. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1937 Dec 10. Appointed Unemployment Assistance Board, Investigating Clerk, Special Class.

1950 Sep 7. Died 9 Lochrin Place, Edinburgh. Coronary Thrombosis. He was a cashier according to death cert.

 

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