Date of birth: 1st March 1922
Parents: Amy Harriot Hutchings (nee Parsons)
Address: 67 Wathen Road, Warwick
Occupation: Fishmonger, employed at Messrs Sawyers of Church Street, Warwick
Alfred John Russell was part of a large family of nine brothers and sisters. In order of birth the children were: Florence (1909-1951), Rose (1912-1913), George T (1913-1985), Bertie (1915-1984), Doris Beatrice (1917-1994), Frances (1920-1921), Alfred John himself ((1922-1944), Arthur William (1924-1998) and Gordon Frederick (1928-1993).
His father, Bertie had died in 1930 and his mother Amy Harriet remarried – to William Hutchings in 1931. At the time of the 1939 Register, Alfred was still living at home with his mother and step father at 67 Wathen Road, Warwick.
Alfred’s sister Florence married Clarence Spall and another sister, Doris, married Leslie Kibbler. His mother, Amy, died in Warwick in 1962 and is buried in Warwick Cemetery
Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 6153091
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 185th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of death: 8th July 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds in Normandy
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in La Delivrande War Cemetery Douvres, Calvados, France. VIII. K. 3.
Commemorated locally at:
This item from the Warwick Advertiser give details of the military service of Alfred and his brothers
He is buried in Calvados, France
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- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office