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  • ID: I143
  • Name: Drostan Arthur Cumine Russell
  • Suffix: 6th of Aden
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 AUG 1891
  • Death: 31 OCT 1915 in Mutotoni?s Village, Rhodesia
  • Education: Balliol, Oxford
  • Occupation: Rhodesian Rifles.
  • WW1: Fought with Rhodesian Rifles against German East Africa Force. Died of Blackwater fever while trekking back to base having been granted discharge to return to Scotland to manage an estate.
  • Education: Radley. Balliol, Oxford
  • Cause: Blackwater fever
  • MEM: War Memorial, Victoria Falls, Zambia. Balliol College, Oxford.
  • Note:

    He is listed on WWI memorial at Balliol College, on west wall of Chapel Passage, with the date 1909, his year of entry to the college.
    Russell, Drostan Arthur Cumine. Born 29 August 1891; son of Maj-Gen Francis Shirley Russell (Balliol 1860), CMG, of Aden, Aberdeenshire.
    Educated at Radley; Balliol 1909-11 (tutors: AD Lindsay, NS Talbot); Torpid (2); Eight. In Rhodesia 1911; enlisted Dec 1914 in Rhodesian Rifles; S African Forces in operations in Central Africa against the
    German E Africa Force. Died of fever in N Rhodesia, 31 Oct 1915.
    (Balliol College Register/ 2nd ed (1933))
    In mid-1915 Rifleman Drostan Arthur Russell was informed that he had inherited a sizeable legacy.  He applied for and was granted discharge from the Northern Rhodesian Rifles and started marching back to the railway at Broken Hill.  Unfortunately he contracted blackwater fever and died at Mutotoni?s Village, two-thirds of the way along his route, on 25 July 1915.
    (Northern Rhodesian Rifles.
    Date of death from Radley Register.
    Junior School 1904.
  • _UID: 630A25FB4FCA41F39B28CBF84EE151290932
  • Change Date: 7 APR 2012

    Father: Francis Cecil Shirley Russell b: 13 DEC 1840
    Mother: Phillipa Augusta Maria Baillie b: 19 MAY 1854
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