Captain Thomas Charles David Russell MC, MiD Military CrossMention in Dispatches

Service Number 132235


World War 2



Parent unit Scots Guards / 1 SAS
Aged 28
Buried at Bucharest War Cemetery, Romania. 2, E, 3
His brother George Anthony Russell also fell
Born 28.8.1915 Bridgefoot House,South Mimms,Hertfordshire​, resided Ipswich​,son of Charles Ernest and Enid Barbara Russell,Kingsford,Essex​
brother of George Anthony Russell, KIA 2.11.1942 age 21 at El Alamein as 2Lt (184845)​7 Bn Rifle Brigade​
educated Eton (Cpl in OTC)​, educated Trinity College, Cambridge and Royal Agricultural College,Cirencester​
farmer, Broke Hall,Nacton,near Ipswich​
graduated RMC Sandhurst 25.5.1940 (2Lt)​,training at Pirbright 13.7.1940​
Scots Guards Training Bn 5.10.1940​
1 Bn Scots Guards (C Company) 21.4.1941​
2 Bn Scots Guards 1942​
51 Commando 25.5.1942​
Special Interrogation Group (SIG) (2IC)​
L Detachment SAS 30.6.1942​
1 SAS (D Squadron) September 1942 - April 1943​
award M.C. (for Tobruk Op.Agreement)​
SOE Force 133 April 1943​
Mission Ranji​
alias Albert Thomas​
dropped into Yugoslavia 15/16.6.1943​
into Romania August 1943​
shot by person unknown 6 k from Varciorova,Romania​
awarded posthumous Mention in Despatches ​


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England Eton College In the Cloisters Eton SL6 6DB England Eton College War Memorial World War 1
World War 2
Thomas Russell 4-9-1943 View

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