Born: 12th May 1892, Wanganui
Schools: Huntley School, Marton
See Cenotaph record here.
Married: Joyce K. McKelvie
Place: ‘Pukemarama’, RD,
Mother: Mary Hamilton, born Scotland
Father: Robert Russell, born Scotland, builder and
Siblings: Janet ( Etta), married O. Ferens, of Wanganui
Moved down to Parewanui (Bulls,
Rangitikei) in around 1928 to farm.
Played polo for Rangitikei and keen
supporter of the racing club