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Lieutenant James Reginald RUSSELL, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

AWARDS: DSO


1st Battalion War Diary.

Lieutenant Henry Basil Haydon White, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment.

2nd Lieutenant James Reginald Russell, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment.

At Neuve Chapelle in October 1914, these two junior officers brought the Battalion out of action after ten days continuous fighting in the trenches, when all other officers had become causalities.

London Gazette 1st December 1914.

War Office, 1st December, 1914.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their services with the Expeditionary Force, specified below.

Second Lieutenant James Reginald Russell, 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

For exceptional gallantry and grit in the firing line in trenches, near Neuve Chapelle, between 23rd and 29th of October.

London Gazette 9th December 1914.

The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment),  Second Lieutenants to be Lieutenants.

J. R. Russell, D.S.O.

London Gazette 15th April 1915.

The promotion to the rank of temporary Lieutenant of the under mentioned Second Lieutenants (now Lieutenants) is antedated to the 19th September, 1914.

J. R. Russell.

London Gazette 15th May 1916.

Royal West Kent Regiment - Lt. J. R. Russell, D.S.O., is placed on the h.p. List on account of ill health. 10th May 1916.

London Gazette 16th February 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment - Lt. J. R. Russell, D.S.O., from the h.p. List is restored supernumary to establishment, with precedence next below A A E Chitty. 26th May 1917.

Lt. J. R. Russell, D.S.O., is placed on the h.p. List on account of ill health contracted on active service. 26 July 1917.


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