Russell, William Henry


War Service:
Gunner William Henry Russell, “X” 39th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action on the 29th September 1916, aged 18. He joined the army soon after the war broke out. He was given his discharge but re-enlisted on the 9th February 1916. In a letter, his lieutenant wrote “His death was a great loss to his battery, as he was a good soldier, always performing his duty cheerfully and well, even under trying circumstances”.

He is buried and remembered in Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, France.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the WW1 Roll of Honour in St Andrew's Church, Catford.

He was the son of Thomas and Amy Russell of 157 Sandhurst Road, Catford. He was educated at the Sandhurst Road LCC School

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