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Desmond O'Gorman "Doggie" Russell

Desmond O'Gorman "Doggie" Russell

Male 1918 - 1952  (33 years)

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  • Name Desmond O'Gorman Russell 
    Nickname Doggie 
    Born 24 Nov 1918  Simons Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Abt 1939  Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1952 
    • Died during surgery for tuberculosis
    Notes 
    • Raised by second oldest sister Kathleen. Worked in a bank. Fought with the Desert Rats in North Africa (South African Army). See http://www.btinternet.com/~ian.a.paterson/main.htm

      Second name rumoured to be that of an old boyfriend of his mother's!
    Person ID I1087  Roy~Royes | Russell, Russell South Africa
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2018 

    Father James Russell
              b. 21 May 1875, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Jun 1954, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Anne Magee
              b. 22 Jan 1877, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Oct 1949, Tramore, Co Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1902  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F74  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1918 - Simons Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - WW2: South African Navy - North African "Desert Rat" - Abt 1939 - Africa Link to Google Earth
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    Desmond 'Doggie' Russell (1918-1952)
    Desmond "Doggie" Russell (1918-1952)
    Desmond 'Doggie' Russell - desert rat  (1918-1952)
    Desmond "Doggie" Russell - desert rat (1918-1952)
    James Russell (centre) with son-in-law Frank Homan (left) and son 'Doggie' Russell (right)
    James Russell (centre) with son-in-law Frank Homan (left) and son "Doggie" Russell (right)