CaptainRUSSELL, JOHN FOX

Died 06/11/1917

Aged 24

Royal Army Medical Corps

attd. 1st/6th Bn.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers

V C, M C

Son of William Fox Russell and Ethel Maria Fox Russell, of 5, Victoria Terrace, Holyhead.

Inscription

HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette" (No. 30491), dated 8th Jan., 1918. records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery displayed in action until he was killed. Capt. Russell repeatedly went out to attend the wounded under murderous fire from snipers and machine guns, and, in many cases where no other means were at hand, carried them in himself although almost exhausted. He showed the highest possible degree of valour."

Buried at BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY

Location: Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Number of casualties: 1178

Cemetery/memorial reference: F. 31.

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.