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About Maj Gilbert Byng Alwyne Russell

Military career[edit] Russell joined the Grenadier Guards as a second lieutenant on 1 December 1897, and was promoted to lieutenant on 20 April 1899. He served in the Egyptian Campaign (1898), and was present at the Battle of Omdurman, for which he received the Queen's Sudan Medal and the Khedive's Sudan Medal (1897). In early 1900, he joined his regiment in South Africa during the Second Boer War, and took part in operations in the Orange Free State from April to May 1900, followed by the action at Biddulphsberg (May 1900) and Wittebergen (July 1900). After the end of hostilities in May 1902, he left Cape Town the following month on board the SS City of Vienna,[1] arriving at Southampton in late July. Rising to the rank of Major, Russell's military career also included World War I. Banking[edit] In 1917, Russell married Maud Nelke, daughter of Paul Nelke, a German Jew who was the senior partner in Nelke Phillips & Company. Her grandfather had been Master of the Mint in Frankfurt and Berlin.[2] After a stint with Salomon Brothers, Russell's father-in-law assisted him with setting up the merchant banking firm, Cull and Company.[3]

Mottisfont Russell and his wife had lived in Prince's Gate, South Kensington, London, as well as Heveningham Hall (Suffolk) and Stanway House (Gloucestershire). In 1934, he purchased Mottisfont.[2] There were two sons from the marriage, Martin Basil Paul Russell (born 1918) and Raymond Anthony Russell (1922-1964).[4] After Russell's death, his wife made arrangements for Mottisfont and its 2,080 acres (840 ha) estate to be preserved with the National Trust.[5] References[edit] Jump up ^ "The Army in South Africa - The return of the Troops" The Times (London). Wednesday, 2 July 1902. (36809), p. 11. ^ Jump up to: a b Lycett, Andrew (1 October 2013). Ian Fleming. St. Martin's Press. pp. 60–. ISBN 978-1-250-03797-8. Jump up ^ Pile, Jonathan (2012). Churchill's Secret Enemy. Jonathan Pile. pp. 405–. ISBN 978-1-4716-4180-0. Jump up ^ "Major Gilbert Byng Alwyne Russell". Retrieved 3 March 2015. Jump up ^ "Meet the Russells at Mottisfont". National Trust. Retrieved 3 March 2015.

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Maj Gilbert Byng Alwyne Russell's Timeline

June 1, 1875
June 12, 1918
Age 43
London, Middlesex, England
May 27, 1922
Age 46
London, Middlesex, England
May 28, 1942
Age 66