RUSSELL, Henry Thornbury Fox

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I found this young man here .... but can't seem to find him on CWGC ...... :(

    RUSSELL, Henry Thornbury Fox
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I found him !!! :)

    In Memory of
    M C

    Royal Air Force
    who died age 21
    on 18 November 1918
    Son of William and Ethel Maria Fox Russell, of 5, Victoria Terrace, Holyhead.

    Remembered with honour
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Captain Henry Thornbury Fox-Russell, MC

    Educated at St. Bee's from 1909 to 1910
    Joined the 6th Bn, RWF in Sept 1914 but was too young for active service so was transferred to the 2/6th Bn when the 6th Bn went to Gallipoli
    Eventually joined the 6th Bn and landed at Sulva Bay and was there until the evacuation
    Then went to Egypt and came whom to England to join the RAF
    After flight training he was appointed as an Assistant Instructor at Thetford and then went to France with is squadron as a flight commander.
    He had his tail shot off his plane at Bourlon Wood and crashed to earth with a severe shaking. Twenty minutes later another plane of his squadron was shot down and he went out and extracted the pilot from his aircraft. The pilot had both legs broken so he carried him to the safety of the British trenches. Awarded the Military Cross for this act.
    When he returned from France he was appointed as an Instructor at Hootom
    Accidentally killed in an aeroplane accident at Hooton on 18 Nov 18

    His photo is from the first-listed source.

    Sources: St. Bees School Roll of Honour and Record of Service 1914-1919; Oxford University Roll of Service.

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  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    This is his brother John ...

    RUSSELL, John Fox ( or FOX-RUSSELL, John) Ex-Holyhead School; Magdalen College Oxford; St.Bees, Cumberland; Middlesex Hospital University of London (1909). Doctor. Commissioned 6th RWelsh Fus. 1913; transferred to RAMC 1916. kia as Captain (Medical Ofr) attached 1/6th RWelsh Fus. 6 Nov 1917, aged 24. VICTORIA CROSS, MC

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