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

1921 May 12 to 26 May on Leave

1921 Jul 13 to 28 Jul on Leave

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.