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|
|James W D Russell||16|
|Gordon R Russell||10|
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.