Photographs and extra information courtesy of Richard.


Born: 9th December 1890, 63, Westgate Street, Ipswich.

Died: 13th December 1917; age 26; Died of Wounds received on the 1st December in the attack on Gonnelieu.

Enlistment Location: London; Date: November 1915.


Appointed Lance Corporal before being sent to France with the Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion, on the 31st August 1916.

Russel was wounded – gunshot to his left leg, on the 29th September, being evacuated to England on 3rd October. He was again sent back to the 1st Battalion on operations in France on the 14th February 1917.

Promoted to Corporal and then to Lance Sergeant in August 1917.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 24711

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Etaples Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,


A photo was sent home to his parents.

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick Charles & Emily Dale, of Ipswich; husband of Emily Kathleen Dale, of 71, Junction Road, Kingsley Park, Northampton.




1891   63, Westgate Street, Ipswich.


Russell was 3 months old and living with his parents & sisters.

Charles Frederick Dale, 30, a Hairdresser – own account, born Tattingstone, Suffolk.

Emily Dale (nee Pulford), 31, born Ipswich.

Ethel Beatrice E. Dale, 7, born Ipswich.

Olive Mabel Eveline Dale, 5, born Ipswich.

1 domestic servant.


1901   8, Lady Lane, Ipswich.


Russell was 10 years old and living with his father, sisters & step mother.

Charles, 40, a Hairdresser – own account.

Esther Dale (nee Bareham), 38, born Clare, Suffolk.

Olive , 15.

Gladys May I. Dale, 7, born Ipswich.


1911   71, Greenstead Road, Colchester, Essex.

Russell was 19 years old, a Laundry Carmen. He was a boarder at the home of 66 year old, widow, Mary Bloomfield.


In 1916, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Russell married, Emily Kathleen Holton, born 1892, in Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Russell and Emily had one daughter:

Emily Kathleen R. Dale, born 1917, Northampton, Northamptonshire.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emily K. Dale – widow.


Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion:

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