Russell James Thomas Darnell Lt 184188

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Lt J T D Russell's CWGC headstone.
Lt J T D Russell's CWGC headstone.

Name Russell James Thomas Darnell
Army number 184188
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations Confirmed that Captain Russell received all of the relevant Service Awards for his regimental serice in WW2.
Date of birth Born South Shields 1912/13.
Age 31
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 19/4/1941. Posted 10th Bn DLI 27/5/1941. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 29/6/1944 with 10th Bn The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery S.
Platoon or other sub-unit Pioneer, Mortar, Carrier.
Task or role Duty Officer, Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 27/5/1941.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/10/1942, T/Captain 30/7/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 29-Jun-44. Initially interred at Rauray - Map Sheet 7F/1 - map reference 892.655.
Home address Resident of Paisley. Son of Thomas Gatehouse and Alice Lena Russell (nee Cook), husband of Sarah Peacock Wilson Russell, 61, Stubbington Avenue, Portsmouth. Re-buried 26/4/1945 in Grave IV. E. 13. Fontenay-le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel. Headstone inscription reads "BELOVED HUSBAND OF CIS AND LOVING DADDY OF ROLAND. TIME PASSES, SHADOWS FALL REMEMBRANCE OUTLASTS ALL".
Source table 10DLI