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18972   Private Alexander Russell
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 22/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Alexander Russell was the son of Alexander and Mary Jane Russell. Alexander was born in County Antrim sometime around1888. Alexander’s father is believed to have died shortly after his birth. His mother remarried in 1900. The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 17, working as a farm servant for the McIntyre’s at house 29 in Tamlaghtduff, Bellaghy. Alexander Russell enlisted in Glasgow. Private Alexander Russell was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in Savy, France on Friday 22nd March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Savy British Cemetery
  St Quentin, Aisne
Grave Ref: Grave I-L-13
CWGC Casualty 572942
Savy is a village 6.5 kilometres west of St Quentin. Savy British Cemetery is on the south-western outskirts of the village, on the west side of the road to Roupy.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Bellaghy Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Bellaghy
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 88
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Russel' family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 8 living with step family at house 15 in Ballymacombs Beg, Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Alex Russell 1911 census lists Alexander as age 17 boarding at house 29 in Tamlaghtduff, Bellaghy, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Alexander Russell
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Alexander Russell can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023