Image courtesy of David Walker.

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.



Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 18th October 1943; age: 46; at Broxham, West Lothian, Scotland.

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 1478021.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 350 Battery, 11 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Gertrude Mortimer; husband of Constance Mortimer, of Ipswich.




1901   ‘Laurisdene’ Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


Russell was 4 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Alfred Mortimer, 28, a Corn Merchant – employer, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Gertrude Mortimer (nee Reach), 27, born Winslow, Buckinghamshire.

Marcus Reach Mortimer, 1, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.

1 nurse.


1911   Marryott House, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Russell was 14 years old, a scholar and boarder at the independent school. School Master of the Secondary School – George Augustus Mossop.


On the 21st September 1927, at Ipswich, Russell married Constance Mumford, born April 1900, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. They had 2 children.


  • Russell was the grandson of Thomas and Louisa (nee Rice) Mortimer Thomas was a maltster,and had several other businesses including brickmakers, wood yard, mills and had maltings on Ipswich Docks close by to Pauls Maltings, this family originate in the Ashfield cum Thorpe and Wetheringsett areas of Suffolk, from generations of millers, to which i am very proud to be related.

    • Hi Tessa,
      someone who I think may be a descendant of your family has given me a photo album with some 19th century photos, and some up to WW1.
      There’s no names on the photos, and not much by way of clues, several studios in Ipswich and London have been used. One man appears to be in the clergy. But apart from that I cannot glean any more info.

      Please contact me and I can share what I have.


  • Hi Tessa my father I believe was Russell’s brother if you see this reply I would love to share information on the Mortimer family.


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