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Frank Watterston Russell

Frank Watterston Russell

Male 1920 - 1941  (21 years)

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  • Name Frank Watterston Russell 
    Born 1920  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Dec 1941  Hong Kong Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1449  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Father Frank Russell,   b. 9 Jul 1874, 64 Ann St, Dundee, Angusshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1959, Dundee West Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jean Watterston,   b. 13 Feb 1888, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1982, Perth and Kinross, Perth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Dec 1919  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1920 - Dundee, Angus, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Dec 1941 - Hong Kong Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Frank 'Wattie' Russell
    Frank "Wattie" Russell
    Flora Simpson and Frank Russell, who won the Sports Championships of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry, in June.
    Corporal Frank 'Wattie' Russell, Hong Kong, c 1941
    Corporal Frank "Wattie" Russell, Hong Kong, c 1941
    Corporal Frank "Wattie" Russell, Hong Kong, c 1941
    Sai Wan Memorial
    Sai Wan Memorial
    1939 - 1945. THE OFFICERS AND MEN WHOSE MEMORY IS HONOURED HERE
    DIED IN THE DEFENCE OF HONG KONG IN DECEMBER 1941 AND IN THE ENSUING YEARS OF CAPTIVITY AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE

    Documents
    Corporal Frank Watterston Russell
    Corporal Frank Watterston Russell
    Commemorated in Perpetuity By The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    City of Dundee Roll of Honour - World War II 1939-1945
    City of Dundee Roll of Honour - World War II 1939-1945

    Headstones
    Sai Wan Memorial
    Sai Wan Memorial
    1939 - 1945
    THE OFFICERS AND MEN WHOSE MEMORY
    IS HONOURED HERE
    DIED IN THE DEFENCE OF HONG KONG
    IN DECEMBER 1941
    AND IN THE ENSUING YEARS OF CAPTIVITY
    AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE

    Histories
    Young Monifieth Corporal
    Young Monifieth Corporal
    Mr and Mrs Frank Russell, 47 Princess Street, Monifieth, have received information that their eldest son, Cpl. Frank W. Russell, R. E. is missing at Hong Kong.

  • Notes 
    • Nickname "Wattie". Lost at sea off Singapore. He was a corporal and died at age 21.

      Served with 40 Fortress Coy, Royal Engineers. His name is on the following memorial in Hong Kong:
      This memorial honours 2000 men of the land forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire, who died in the defence of Hong Kong during the Second World War.The memorial, which is in the form of a shelter building 24 metres long and 5.5 metres wide, stands at the entrance to Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery, outside Victoria, the capital of Hong Kong.