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Lieut James Russell, 15th Punjab Reg ,kia 24/7/1944 Italy

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Lieut James Russell, 15th Punjab Reg ,kia 24/7/1944 Italy Reply with quote

The Burn Estate at Edzell , Kincardineshire (now Aberdeenshire Grampian) was bequeathed in 1948 to Goodenough College, by Herbert Russell In MEMORY OF THEIR SON, JAMES killed in action 1944 aged 21 years .

The Burn is a Centre for Students , graduates and academic staff from around the world .

Burn House on the 190 acres estate dates from 1791 and is situated on the Kincardineshire side of the River North Esk .

The Bursar is Lt Col (Rtd) G A Middlemiss formerly KOSB's . Colonel Andy Middemiss had a memorial service recently ( 2004 ? ) at the Burn estate for Lieutenant EC/ 7127 James Russell , 3rd Bn , 15th PUNJAB REGIMENT aged 21 who was killed in action on 24 July 1944 and the CWGC index shows him as being the son of George Herbert Russell and Marjorie Pleasaunce Lindsay Russell of Merklands , Perthshire . He is buried in CWGC grave X11 A 7 in Florence War Cemetery. Lieutenant Russell's friends and his sister and husband attended the memorial service at the Burn Estate .

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wonderful memorial to Lt Russell and a marvellous riverside walk (not to mention a rather exciting kayak trip)



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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Burn House and policies were open as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme and the trust which runs it as an international residential study centre were kind enough to allow me to record the various items related to the property and Lt Russell















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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the grounds there is the Armistice Oak with an interesting story





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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Original owner Lord Adam Gordon 'hosted' French prisoners of war during the late 18th Century and clearly saw them as a source of labour. In addition to the unique cattle tunnel, he also had them construct a walkway along the gorge of the River North Esk. No Geneva Convention back then!




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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC record

Name: RUSSELL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: 15th Punjab Regiment
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 24/07/1944
Service No: EC/7127
Additional information: Son of George Herbert and Marjorie Pleasaunce Lindsay Russell, of Merklands, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. A. 7.
Cemetery: FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY

SNWM record

Surname RUSSELL
Firstname James
Service number 3066487
Date of death 24/07/1944
Decoration
Place of birth The Burn Kincardineshire
Other 3/15th Punjab Regiment.
SNWM roll SCOTSMEN IN THE INDIAN ARMY
Rank Lt
Theatre of death Italy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 78743
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