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Desmond O'Gorman Russell

Desmond O'Gorman Russell

Male 1918 - 1952  (33 years)

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  • Name Desmond O'Gorman Russell 
    Known as 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 11 Nov 2010 

    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 
    Notes 
    • They were married in St Marys Cathedral in Capetown. Lived in Klapmuts, Marg was born there. Kathleen and Nancy were born in Greenisland NIR. Then went to Simonstown [near Capetown] where the rest were born. Left in 1924 for Mowbray and then Woodstock (where Nancy married) and then to Heathfield and then to Fishoek [near Capetown]. [1]
    Photos
    Hogan-Russell Wedding
    Hogan-Russell Wedding
    Russell family at wedding of Thomas Hogan and Nancy Russell taken in Woodstock, Cape Province, South Africa on 29 November 1929.
    Back row: John Russell, Margaret Russell, Tom Hogan, Jimmy Russell, Sean Maguire (who emigrated to SA with Tom Hogan)
    Seated: Rosaleen Russell, Dot Russell, Nancy (Russell) Hogan, Annie Russell - "my (elegant ) grandmother" writes Jack Hogan.
    James (1875-1954) and Annie (Magee) (1877-1949) Russell
    James (1875-1954) and Annie (Magee) (1877-1949) Russell
    James Russell family
    James Russell family
    From left: John, Seamus, Jimmy, Nancy, Marg, Rosaleen, Desmond, Annie, Kay, Dot
    Russell and Roys in South Africa
    Russell and Roys in South Africa
    during the Roy migration from Larne to Cairns
    Russell and Roy children, South Africa, 1923
    Russell and Roy children, South Africa, 1923
    When Sam and Ag Roy and family were on their way to Cairns, Queensland
    Overviews
    PEDIGREE - HOGAN-Russell-Magee
    PEDIGREE - HOGAN-Russell-Magee
    Pedigree chart showing the Hogan and Russell relationships
    Family ID F67  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family V. Coaton 
    Children 
    +1. T.K. Russell
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F74  Family Group  |  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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  • Photos
    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)

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] KGR family research, George Roy.