Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Russell as a military man

Russell was gazetted as a Sub-Lieutenant (Supernumerary) in the 23rd Middlesex (Inns of Court) Rifle Volunteer Corps on 28th March 1877.

The modern history of the Regiment begins in 1859 with the formation of the 23rd Middlesex (Inns of Court) Rifle Volunteer Corps; it became the 14th Middlesex in 1889. The Regiment was attached, in its later years, to the Rifle Brigade and also formed part of the 2nd London Volunteer Brigade and the "Grey Brigade". See more here and here

Monday, 6 June 2011

Russell heading South

Russell heading South by Boxbrownie3
Russell heading South, a photo by Boxbrownie3 on Flickr.
The Hunslet built locomotive 'Russell' at Beddgelert. One wonders if the eponymous James Cholmeley Russell ever rode on or behind it in a train?

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Eleanor Russell

New information on Eleanor Russell (as Eleanor Broome) including her near involvement in the Anglo Zulu War in the blog section "The 1880s and beyond". See also Russell High School here