Russell, Alfred John

Age: 23
Date of birth: 1st March 1922

Parents: Amy Harriot Hutchings (nee Parsons)
Wife: Single
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.

Warwick Advertiser 11th August 1944

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

Military Service

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.
Awards:
Commemorated locally at:

This item from the Warwick Advertiser give details of the military service of Alfred and his brothers

Warwick Advertiser 31st March 1944

 

He is buried in Calvados, France

Contributors

  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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