SAS Russell, Thomas Charles David

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  • SURNAME
Russell
  • FORENAME
Thomas Charles David
  • UNIT
former Special Interrogaton Group,L Detachment SAS and 1 SAS
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
132235
  • DATE OF DEATH
4th September 1943
  • AGE
28
  • GRAVESITE
Bucharest War Cemetery,Romania 2.E.3
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Scots Guards
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
educated 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
 
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