Major Charles James Lennox Russell

King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Battalion, Service number 180603


Born:  April 18th 1920
Died: February 24th 1945

Charles was the younger son of Archibald George Blomefield Russell, and his wife Janet Frances Kerr. A.G.B. Russell was an art historian who had been educated at Christ Church. He was Lancaster Herald, College of Arms, from 1922 until 1954 when he became Clarenceux King of Arms. He died in 1955. His wife died in 1962.

Charles was educated at Eton like his father and elder brother. He Matriculated in 1938 and was up at Christ Church for one year.

He was gazetted to the King’s Own Scottish Borderers on April 29th 1941.
He was a Major when he died of wounds in Burma on February 24th 1945.
He is buried in the Taukkyan War Cemetery Plot 28. G. 20.

He was awarded the Military Cross which was gazetted after his death

His brother was killed on January 31st 1941 during the battle for Singapore.