John Fox Russell

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VC914   John Fox Russell

Name   John Fox Russell   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   914   Awards   VC    MC

Regiment   Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 1/6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Plas Tanaltran, Holyhead, Anglessey, Gwynedd, Wales

Place Of Death   Near Tel-el-Khuweilfeh, Israel (formely Palestine)

Buried/Location Ashes   Beersheba War Cemetery, 25 miles south-east of Gaza (formely Palestine), Israel

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Row F, Grave 31

Gazetted   11 January 1918

VC Presented   2 March 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Headstone, Beersheba War Cemetery, 25 miles south-east of Gaza (formely Palestine), Israel

Named on War Memorial, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales

Named on Family Grave, St Seiriols Cemetery, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales

Named on Brothers Grave, St Seiriols Cemetery, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales

P  School Memorial, Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

War Memorial, Holyhead Secondry School, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales

Blue Plaque, 5 Victoria Terrace, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales

Victoria Cross Plaque, St Bees School, Cumbria

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Memorial Plaque, Students Common Room, Middlesex Hospital, London


By The Way…

At the start of the war, he was in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, but left and carried on his medical studies. He transferred to the RAMC in May 1916


VC Held By

Royal Army Medical Corps Museum, Keogh Barracks, Mytchett Place Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, England

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BORN   27 January 1883

DIED   6 November 1917    AGE   24

VC Won   6 November 1917   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Tel-el-Khuweilfeh, Palestine, now Israel

War/Campaign   First World War 1917