Hubert Leslie Russell

Second Lieutenant, 27th Light Cavalry. Killed Accidentally in Rawal Pindi, India on the 1st September 1919 aged 19. Buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery and remembered on the Dehli War Memorial.

Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Islamabad, Pakistan contains 257 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, connected mainly with the operations on the North-West Frontier.

From CWGC.

Born in Lewisham London. Son of Hubert and Alice Russell of South View Leigh.

A Death Announcement in The Times of Friday Sept. 12th read: “RUSSELL Officially reported from India . – Killed in railway accident near Rawal Pindi. 1st Sept. SECOND LIEUT. HUBERT LESLIE RUSSELL. 27th Light Cavalry, only son of Mr and Mrs Hubert Russell, of Lyghe, Kent, aged 19 ½ years.”

Hubert Leslie Russell is commemorated on a carved prayer-desk in St. Mary’s Leigh.

Hubert Leslie Russell is commemorated on a carved prayer-desk in St. Mary’s Leigh.

In
memory of
Hubert Leslie Russell
Lieutenant 27th Lt Cavalry
killed 1st Sept. 1919 in his
20 th yr. Buried Rawalpindi Ind

Remembered on the Leigh War Memorial.

Last Updated 6 August 2007