Born: 1916, Holbrook, Suffolk.
Died: 2nd December 1940; age: 24; died at The Hospital, Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, of a fractured skull and laceration of the brain, received when a lorry in which he was a passenger turned over – misadventure.
Inquest held 3rd December 1940.
Residence: 127, Lacey Street, Ipswich.
Occupation: Shop Assistant – Co-op Grocery.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 1525240.
Regiment: Royal Artillery, 41st, 20th Anti-Tank Battery.
Based at Batcombe, Somerset.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Bertie Frederick & Nellie Dunnett, of Ipswich.
Father: Bertie Frederick Dunnett, born March 1890, Holbrook, Suffolk.
Mother: Nellie Dunnett (nee Garnham), born January 1891, Holbrook, Suffolk.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Russell was a Shop Assistant – Co-op Grocery. He was living with his parents & brother at their family home – 127, Lacey Street, Ipswich.
Bertie Dunnett, a Builder’s Labourer.
Nellie Dunnett, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Thomas William Dunnett, a Dairy Roundsman – Co-op, born November 1919, Holbrook.
and 1 other.
Probate to Nellie Dunnett – mother.
Shepton Mallet Journal – 6th December 1940
A SOLDIER’S DEATH
A verdict of “Death by misadventure” was returned by the Coroner for South-East Somerset (Mr. C.L. Rutter) at an inquest at Shepton Mallet Police Court on Tuesday, on Gunner Russell Frederick Dunnett (24), who died in the Shepton Mallet District Hospital on Sunday after being involved in an accident. Evidence was given that Dunnett was riding in a lorry at Cannard’s Grave. The driver took the wrong road and in attempting to regain his proper road collided with a wall. The vehicle overturned, and Dunnett sustained head injuries. Dunnett’s home was at Lacey Street, Ipswich.