24 Jun 2006                   


            Husband: Charles RUSS     died at age: 78 
               Born: 11 Nov 1876          at 70 New Bond Street London  1,2
           Baptized:                      at St George's Hanover Square  3
               Died: 26 Feb 1955          in Ealing  4
             Buried: 1955                 in West Hampstead Cemetery  5,6,7
     Cause of death:                      Pneumonia  
          Education: 1888                 Shebbear College, North Devon  8
             Census: 31 Mar 1901          at 8 Torbay Park Paignton Devon  9
          Education: 1901                 Medical student  10
          Graduated: 1903                 from St Mary's Hospital  11
         Occupation: 1903 - 1906          Resident Medical Offr Fulham Infirmary  12
         Occupation: 1906                 Bacteriologist at Queen Anne Street London  13,14
         Occupation: 1906 - 1912          Senior assistant Clinical Laboratory of Pathology and Public Health  15
         Occupation: 1912                 Bacteriologist at 25 Beaumont St London  16,17
         Occupation: 1915                 volunteer X-ray section at Middlesex Hospital  18
         Occupation: 1916                 Published 'A New Treatment of Gonorrhea'  19
         Occupation: 1917                 Male Lock Hospital, 91 Dean Street  20
         Occupation: 1923                 Bacteriologist at 63 Wimpole Street London  21
         Occupation: 1926                 50 George Street, nr Baker Street  22
         Occupation: 1927                 Inventor  23,24
            Resided: 1906                 at 31 Lancaster Gds Ealing  25
            Resided: 1908 - 22 Feb 1917   at Walden, Packhorse Rd Gerrards Cross Bucks  26,27,28,29
            Resided: 1917                 at 10 College Road Harrow  30
            Resided: 1918 - 1921          at 276 Willesden Lane  31
            Resided: 1926                 at 10 Priory Crescent Lewes  32
            Resided: 1928                 in London  33
            Resided: 1926 - 1932          in 54 Sutherland Ave Maida Vale  34,35
            Resided: 1932                 at 144 Albany Street  36
            Resided: 1934-1946            in Old Cottage, Smugglers Lane, Crowborough Sussex  37,38,39
            Resided: 1947-1955            at 7 Carlton Road W Perivale  40
              Event: 1919                 acquired motor cars  41
              Event: 1921                 bought 27 Beaumont Street  42
              Event: Dec 1922             in Malta - honeymoon  43
              Event: Sep 1924             sold 25 Beaumont Street  44
              Event: May 1925             declared bankrupt  
              Event: 9 Jul 1931           opening night 'Hidden Power'  45
        Father: Christian Carl Gottfried RUSS 
        Mother: Emily CALLAWAY
Other Spouse 2


          Wife: Jessie Naylor GODDARD     died at age: 41 
               Married: June 1902            in St Luke's Hampstead  46,47
               Born: 1877                 in St Pancras  48
               Died: 30 Mar 1918          at 10 College Road Harrow  49
     Cause of death:                      Tuberculosis  50
             Father: Ernest GODDARD 
             Mother: Mary Tresilian BROWN 

      M Child 1: Charles Godfrey RUSS  formally known as: Godfrey   died at age: 54 
               Born: Mar 1903             in West Hampstead North London  51,52
               Died: 26 Mar 1957            
     Cause of death:                      stomach cancer  53
          Education: 1916                 removed from Dean Close School Cheltenham  54
          Education: Sep 1917 - Jul 1919  John Lyon School for Boys, Harrow  55
          Education: Sep 1919 - Jun 1924  Northampton Polytechnic Institute  56,57
              Event: 20 Dec 1922          witness at Charles Russ/Zoe Center wedding  58
         Occupation: Summer 1926          General Strike - shunting railway engines  59
         Occupation: 1930                 Electrical engineer with Westrex Ltd - cinema sound equipment  60,61
             Spouse: Constance M ATKINSON  d. 1949  
            Married: Sep 1932             in London  62
            Spouse: Edith KING  b. 1919  
        Married: 7 Dec 1950             

      M Child 2: Victor John Anthony RUSS  nickname: Bew   died at age: 80 
                Born: 2 Jan 1905             64
               Died: 6 May 1985             65
         Occupation: 1920                 sent to work in a bank  66
         Occupation: 1930                 Bank clerk  67,68
           Military: 1940                 Arabia as RAF paymaster  69
          Education: 1916                 removed from Dean Close School Cheltenham  54
          Education: Sep 1917             John Lyon School for Boys, Harrow  55
          Education: Feb 1917             given a copy of 'The History of the Hun'  70
            Spouse: Sadie Muir KELLY  b. 16 Jan 1916  
            Married: 22 Jul 1940            

      F Child 3: Olive Isobel RUSS  current name: Olive Elizabeth   died at age: 73 
              Born: 29 Aug 1906            71
               Died: 16 May 1980            
          Education: 1921                 Edgehill College, Devon  72
            Resided: 1924 - 1926          at 146 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney  73
         Occupation: 1927                 Secretary  74
       Confirmation: 1927                   75
            Resided: 1926                 at 54 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale  76
            Resided: 1929 [?]             with Bertha and Frank Welch  77
             Spouse: Reginald COLE  d. 1985  
            Married: 14 Mar 1929            78
   
      M Child 4: Sidney Michael RUSS  other name: Mike O'BRIEN   died at age: 34 
                Born: 29 Mar 1909          Priory Road High Wycombe Bucks  80,81
               Died:  5 May 1943          over Dortmund  82
          Education: Apr 1918             John Lyon School for Boys, Harrow  55
          Education: 1921- 1924           Shebbear College  83
         Occupation: 1924                 Menial employment in surveyor's estate office in the City  73
         Occupation: 1926                 General Strike - London Docks unloading refrigerated meat  84
          Emigrated: Jun 1927             to Australia  85,86
         Occupation:                      Timber worker etc  87
           Military: 1941                 RAAF  88
           Military:                      Medals awarded  89
           Military: 18 Oct 1942          posted to Bournemouth with his RAAF squadron  90
              Event: 18 Mar 1943          wrote to his sister Olive  91
           Military: May 1943             squadron moved to Binbrook, Lincs  90
             Buried:                      in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery  92
             Spouse: Ivy Lavinia CABAN  b. 12 Apr 1911  d. 1987  
            Married: 2 Apr 1930           in Bellingen NSW  93,94,95
   
      F Child 5: Nora Christabel RUSS  religious name: Sister Mary Francis   died at age: 88 
               Born: 2 Aug 1910             96
               Died: 1999                 in Vancouver  
          Education: 1921                 Edgehill College, Devon  97
            Resided: 1924 - 1926          at 146 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney  73
            Resided: 1926 - 1932          at 54 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale  76
           Religion: 29 Nov 1936          Catholic nun - Franciscan Sisters Mill Hill  98,99
          Education: 1924                 Nursing school  100
          Emigrated: 195?                 to Saanich Peninsula Vancouver Island British Columbia  101,102

          F Child 6: Constance Armorel RUSS      Nickname Connie  (see note 1) died at age: 81 
               Born: 2 Aug 1910             103
               Died: 29 Jan 1992            
          Education: 1921                 Edgehill College, Devon  104
            Resided: 1924 - 1926          at 146 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney  73
            Resided: 1926 - 1932          at 54 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale  76
           Military: 1940                 Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service  105
          Education:                      Nursing school  100
             Spouse: Eric Richard Donald RUSSELL  Formal name Richard b. 3 Jul 1916  d. 13 Sep 2004  
            Married: 3 Jun 1944           in Palestine  106
 
      M Child 7: Arthur Bernard RUSS  nickname: Bun   died at age: 79 
                Born: 25 Mar 1912          at Gerrards Cross Bucks  107
               Died: 1992                   108
     Cause of death:                      Cancer  
          Education: Sep 1921- 1924       Shebbear College Devon  109
            Resided: 1924 - 1926          at 146 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney  73
          Education: 1924                 St Marylebone Grammar School  110
            Resided: 1926 -1927           at 10 Priory Crescent, Lewes  111
          Education: 1926 - 1927          Lewes Grammar School  112
          Emigrated: Nov 1929             to Australia  113,114
         Occupation: 1930                 Farm labourer  115
         Occupation: 1933 -1938           various in North Queensland  116
          Emigrated: 1938                 to Seattle - via England  117,118
           Military: 1940                 Royal Canadian Artillery Vancouver  119
           Military: 1941                 Officer training  120
           Military: 1944                 Transferred to RC Army Medical Corps in England  121
           Military: Feb 1945             Kleve Germany  122,123
              Event: Mar 1946             attended Rita Russ's wedding in London  124
           Military: 1946                 returned to Canada  125
            Resided: 1946                 in Victoria Vancouver Island British Columbia  
           Military:                      Service medals awarded  126
         Occupation: 1950 - 1989          Barrister in Vancouver  [ret'd by 1989]  127,128
             Spouse: Doris Violet HERBERT  d. 1990  
            Married: 9 Mar 1940           in Seattle Washington  
             Spouse: Elizabeth Sydney WOODWARD  Nickname Fifi b. 27 Oct 1923  
  
      M Child 8: Richard Patrick RUSS  nickname: Pat   63 died at age: 85 
               Born: 12 Dec 1914          in Walden, Packhorse Rd, Gerrards Cross Bucks  129,130
               Died: 2 Jan 2000           in Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin  131
            Resided: 1923 - summer 1924   at Melbury Lodge, Kempsey  132
            Resided: 1924 - 1926          at 146 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney  73
          Education: 1924 - 1926          St Marylebone Grammar School  133
            Resided: 1926 - 1929          at 10 Priory Crescent, Lewes  134
          Education: Sep 1926 - Jul 1929  Lewes Grammar School  134
              Event: 1927                 failed to secure a place at Dartmouth  135
            Resided: 1929                 at 54 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale  136
              Event: Oct 1930             "Caesar: the Life Story of a Panda Leopard" published by Putnam  137
            Resided: 1932                 at 144 Albany Street  138
          Education: 1932 - 1934          Birkbeck College  139
          Education: Jan 1934             matriculated  140
           Military: 14 Sep 1934          RAF - Acting Pilot Officer to 1 Dec 1934  141,142,143,144
            Resided: Feb 1936             at 2a Oakley Street Chelsea  
            Resided: 1936                 at 24 Gertrude Street Chelsea  145,146
            Resided: Apr 1937             in Dublin - completing Hassan  147,148
              Event: Jun 1937             obtained his first passport  149
         Occupation: Jun - Sep 1937       Locarno - tour guide  150
              Event: July 1937            in Locarno - unfaithful to Elizabeth  151
              Event: Autumn 1938          in probable first meeting with Frieda Tolstoy  152
            Resided: Feb 1939             in 301 King's Road Chelsea  153
            Resided: 1939                 in Gadds Cottage Suffolk  154,155
            Resided: Sep 1940             in Chelsea, living alone  156
         Occupation: 1940                 London Auxiliary Ambulance Service  157
         Occupation: 26 Sep 1941-20 Sep 1 Political Warfare Executive, Foreign Office  
            Resided: Autumn 1942          in The Cottage, off Upper Cheyne Row, Chelsea  158
              Event: 20 Aug 1945          in London: change of name to O'Brian  159
              Event: 20 Sep 1945          leased Fron Wen, Cmw Croesor, Wales  
            Resided: 6 Oct 1945           moved into Fron Wen  160,161
              Event: Aug 1945             granted custody of his son RIchard  162
              Event: 13 Aug 1946          in met the Ynysfor Hunt  
            Resided: 1948                 at Moelwyn Bank, Cwm Croesor, Wales  163
            Resided: Sep1949              moved to Collioure  164,165
              Event: Nov 1949             lost care and control of his son Richard  166
              Event: 13 Jul 1949          arrived in Collioure  
              Event: Jan 1970             "Master & Commander" published in UK by Collins  
              Event: 17 Jun 1995          CBE  167
             Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth JONES  b. 1912  
           Divorced: 25 Jun 1945            168
            Married: 27 Feb 1936          in Chelsea Register Office  169
             Spouse: Frieda Mary WICKSTEED  Married name Miloslovska - or Miloslovaka 170b. 4 Nov 1915  d. Mar 1998  
            Married: 5 Jul 1945           in Chelsea Register Office  171,172


      F Child 9: Sylvia Joan RUSS  also known as: Joan RUSS   died at age: 84 
              Born: 10 Jul 1917          in 10 College Road Harrow  
               Died: 7 Apr 2002             
           Religion:                      Roman Catholic  
            Resided: 1918-1923            with Aunt Bertha Welch  173
            Resided: 1923 - summer 1924   at Melbury Lodge, Kempsey  174
            Resided: 1924 - 1926          at 146 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney  73
            Resided: 1926- 1929           at 10 Priory Crescent, Lewes  134
            Resided: 1929                 at 54 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale  136
            Resided: 1932                 at 144 Albany Street  138
            Resided: 1934 - 1942          in Crowborough Sussex  175
          Education: 1935                 Tunbridge Wells High School  176
         Occupation: 1936 -1942           Student teacher then secretary for insurance office in Tunbridge Wells  177,178
           Military: 1942                 Women's Auxiliary Air Force  179
            Resided: 2001                 in Birmingham  
             Spouse: Harold L RUSSELL  b. 1913  d. May 1987  
            Married: 17 Jun 1944            180,181,182,183

Sources:
(1) DK, 'Charles, at the age of eleven,....left home in 1888', 12. 
(2) Emily Callaway, Day Book, 'Charles born November 11th 1876 at 70 New Bond 
Street W. registered Dec 21st & christened at St George's Hanover Square, W'. 
(3) Emily Callaway, Day Book. 
(4) DK, 'On 18 February 1955.....eight days after its publication, his 
seventy-eight year old father Charles Russ, died of pneumonia in Ealing', 176. 
(5) ABR, Photos of the RUSS tombstones in West Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green 
Road, London N 6 - graves no: WC 234 and 235, 239. 
(6) John Cole - 2000: Turning then to my sister's recollections of attending our 
grandfather Charles Russ's funeral, Daphne says that Victor, Bun (Bernard), Connie and Joan 
were there, along with our mother Olive. Daphne says the coffin remained open to show the 
deceased with a neatly clipped beard. 
She has no recall of meeting Zoe, although Zoe surely must have been present. 
After the funeral Bun took Olive and Daphne to the ballet in London's West End 
and booked them into his expensive hotel that night [it probably was Brown's 
Hotel; Bun usually stayed there when in town]. 
Mother insisted on paying her and Daphne's hotel bill, rather than have it paid 
by Bun!. 
(7) Ind, Mike Russ - from his mother Edith: 2002 
"My  mother has always been slightly reticent about the family as she always 
felt she was disapproved of by some of her in-laws.  She went to the funeral of 
my Grandfather Charles Russ, and told me that his second wife Zoe came to stay 
with us for a week shortly after the funeral.  Other visitors that she remembers 
with fondness were Nora who came to see her prior to emigrating to Canada.  She 
recalls that Victor was always kind, but that the only time she met all of the 
family was at the funeral of my grandfather, when she and my father stayed in 
the house in Ealing". 
(8) DK, 'Soon thereafter [death of Walter 13 Dec 1886] the eight surviving boys 
were dispatched to Shebbear College, a long-established boarding school in north 
Devon.  Charles, at the age of eleven, and his younger brothers Emil, Percy and 
Sidney (who was just eight years old) left home in 1888.  Ernest, Albert, 
Frederick and William soon completed the Russ contingent at Shebbear, a school 
founded by a Low Church group and later affiliated with the Methodist Church.  
The brothers often remained at school even during the holidays. 
Boarding school was primarily a privilege of the rich, but conditions at 
Shebbear did not betray the fact.  The boys took to eating their peach stones to 
stave off hunger, a habit that little Sidney would maintain for the rest of his 
life.  When at home, the brothers proved that they had absorbed their Latin 
lessons, calling their mother 'Mater'.  But they were not coddled at home 
either.  'Pater' would not tolerate idleness or airs in his boys, who during 
holidays were put to work learning the furrier trade', 12. 
(9) Census 1901, Susanna Ketley: Hd - Lodging House Keeper: 
Charles Russ - visitor age 24 single - medical student - born London, 
RG13-2063-50-27 SN171. 
(10) Census 1901, RG13-2063-50-27 SN171. 
(11) ABR, 5. 
(12) Medical Directory, 31 Lancaster Gdns Ealing  MB London 1903 MRCS LRCP Lond 
1903 (St Mary's) Res Med Off Fulham Infirmary. 
(13) DK, 'Charles, a bacteriologist, worked as one of two qualified assistants in 
Dr G. L. Eastes's laboratory of pathology and public health', actually 
1906-1912, 18[US] 
(14) Medical Directory, 62 Queen Anne Street, Clinical Laboratory for Pathology 
and Public Health - Dr G L Eastes - at Queen ANne ST until 1909. 
(15) NT, From 1906 until 1912 he worked as senior assistant at the Clinical 
Laboratory of Pathology and Public Health in Queen Anne Street , under the 
direction of a distinguished pathologist, Dr Thomas Eastes. 5. 
(16) DK, 'Charles then set up his own lab less than a mile away, on Beaumont 
Street, igniting a bitter dispute.  Claiming Russ had violated a noncompete 
clause in his contract, Eastes sued his former assistant.  The Chancery Court 
sided with Charles, deeming the contract, which he had never actually signed, 
flawed.', 18[US] 
(17) NT, [1912] promptly established himself in private practice nearby in 
Marylebone at 25 Beaumont Street, 5. 
(18) NT, 5. 
(19) DK, 24. 
(20) NT, 15. 
(21) DK, 'Although he hoped the eye study would pay off, his practice was failing. 
He abandoned this office at 25 Beaumont Street, his only consistent address over 
the previous decade, and set up at 63 Wimpole Street.  To save money during the 
school holiday, the boys cleaned the office and washed the glass vessels and the 
instruments that Charles used in his bacteriological practice.  But within a 
year, he would close this office as well.', 34[US] 
(22) NT, By 1925-26 Charles Russ's reduced financial circumstances had compelled 
him to leave his substantial practice in Wimpole Street for rented rooms at 50 
George Street. 82. 
(23) DK, 'On 12 December 1927, he applied for a patent for an electric heater that 
prevented the water in car radiators from freezing, a device that Barney helped 
him demonstrate at an exhibition of inventions and which he apparently sold to 
an automobile manufacturer, who unfortunately ended up shelving it.  In the fall 
of 1928, Charles would apply for a patent for winding and constructing 
electrical heating elements, the description of which filled three pages.  Three 
months after that, he patented an 'improved protector for venereal discharges'', 40. 
(24) NT, Another of his ingenious devices, which might at least have worked but 
was fortunately never put to the test, was a self-locking apparatus designed for 
telephone boxes, whcih sealed their doors automatically if anyone telephopned 
the fire or ambulance services. 21. 
(25) Medical Directory. 
(26) DK, 'The house the Russes called Walden lay in a wooded area in rural 
Buckinghamshire, halfway between the towns of Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards 
Cross.', 18. 
(27) ABR, 7. 
(28) NT, After living some time in successive London homes, in 1908 Charles 
established hs growing family in a handsome country house situated in what was 
then an unspoiled rural backwater in the valley of the little River Misbourn, 
between Chalfont St Giles and Gerrards Cross in south-east Buckinghamshire.  Its 
extensive grounds and fine trees had led a previous owner to name it 'Walden' 
after Thoreau's famous wilderness retreat.  The interior of the huse reflected 
much of the splendour of grandfather Karl's house in St John's Wood, with 
ponderous family furniture, portraits, and silver laid out in lavish display. 4. 
(29) NT, That day Victor recorded in his diary: 'We moved to 10 College Road, 
Harrow.  There were three vans and they did not take all the things.  Daddy, 
Rogue and I took down curtain rings.  We had dinner in the nursery. Mummy, Pat & 
Daddy went in the Morgan, the rest of us by train'. 10. 
(30) DK, 25. 
(31) DK, 'Charles could not bear to live in the house where Jessie had died, so he 
uprooted the family once again, moving to a terraced house at 276 Willesden 
Lane, in Willesden Green, also north-west of London.', 26. 
(32) DK, 'In May 1926....around this time Charles moved what was left of the 
family to Lewes ...10 Priory Crescent', 39. 
(33) DK, 'The Russes did not last long in Lewes.  They soon moved back to London', 40. 
(34) DK, 'By now, the Russ family had moved again, to Sutherland Avenue in the 
Maida Vale area of London', 44. 
(35) NT, In 1926 the family moved from Putney to a house at 54 Sutherland Avenue 
in Maida Vale, which was to remain their London home for the next six years. 
(36) NT, In 1932 Charles and Zoe Russ decided to move from Sutherland Avenue to a 
larger and smarter house close to Regent's Park, at 144 Albany Street. ...The 
rooms where Dr Russ receive his patients were divided from the remainder of the 
house by double green baize doors. 117. 
(37) DK, 'By Easter 1940......Charles, Zoe and Joan now lived in Crowborough', 80. 
(38) NT, In the winter of 1934-35 Charles and Zoe Russ left London with their sole 
remaining child Joan to live at Crowborough in Sussex. 135. 
(39) Medical Directory, The Old Cottage, Smugglers Lane Crowborough, from 
1940-1946 this is shown as his address. 
(40) Medical Directory, 7 Carlton Rod W Perivale tel 7153, 1947 - 1955. 
(41) NT, ....the works of his motor bicycle.  From this he graduated to buying a 
Wolseley motor car known to the family as the 'Globe', a magnificnet machine 
with great brass carriage lamps on each side of the windscreen, which Bernard 
remembered as 'large enough to take the entire family, which was more like a 
charabanc or bus thatn a motor vehicle, for party purposes'. .... 
So long as he possessed means to indulge his hobby, Charles Russ found it all 
but impossible to avoid the temptation of a new car.  Victor's diary for 1919 
shows that Charles added a Morgan, a three-wheeler, to the 'Globe'. 6. 
(42) NT, However, he appears to have made sufficient profit from the sale [of 276 
Willesden Lane] to purchase the house next to his premises in Marylebone.  
Henceforth the only property he owned consisted of the adjacent houses at 25 and 
27 Beaumont Street, which served him both as residence and professional 
practice. 28. 
(43) NT, 48. 
(44) NT, presumably 27 also, 58. 
(45) NT, In the summer of 1931 Dr Russ, a lifelong devotee of the theatre and 
music hall, arranged public performance of a play he had written. ..The opening 
night was on 9 July.   Entitled Hidden Power, the drama centred on a murder 
perpetrated by an anaesthetist during an operation, and attention principally 
focused on medical issues of a specialist nature. ...The production, which ran 
for two months, was a privately funded venture .. 115. 
(46) DK, 'In 1902, when he had married his sweetheart, Jessie Naylor Goddard, at 
St Luke's Church in Hampstead', ABR says: 'whose cousin Rayner Goddard, Baron of 
Aldebourne, served as Lord Chief Justice of England in the years following the 
war and lived to the ripe old age of ninety-four!  Another cousin, Theodore 
Goddard, was the solicitor of Mrs. Wallace Simpson during the Abdication 
crisis', 19. 
(47) FreeBMD,  Hampstead  1a 1285 Jun 1902. 
(48) Census 1881, Dwelling:	1 Esher Villas Shadwell Rd 
Census Place: Islington, London, Middlesex, England 
Source:	HL Film 1341056    PRO Ref RG11   Piece 0256    Folio 114    Page 45 
		Marr Age Sex Birthplace 
Ernest GODDARD	M	35 	M	Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England 
	Rel:	Head 
	Occ:	Solicitors Clerk 
Marie L. GODDARD	M	35 	F	Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
	Rel:	Wife

Cecil W. D. GODDARD	 7 	M	Islington, Middlesex, England 
	Rel:	Son 
	Occ:	Scholar 
Mabel D. GODDARD	 	6 	F	Islington, Middlesex, England 
	Rel:	Daur 
	Occ:	Scholar 
Jessie H. GODDARD	 	3 	F	St Pancras, Middlesex, England 
	Rel:	Daur 
Henry E. PAGE	U	33 	M	Soho, Middlesex, England 
	Rel:	Cousin 
	Occ:	Annuitant 
Sarah WARR	U	74 	F	Islington, Middlesex, England
	Rel:	Servant
	Occ:	General 
Domestic Servant, 1881 Census. 
(49) DK, 'On the evening of 30 March [1918] with her husband by her side, Jessie, 
just forty years old, died of tuberculosis', 25. 
(50) ABR, ABR has cancer as cause of death. 
(51) DK, '[1902 married] nine months and a week after they had married, Jessie, a 
fetching brunette with full lips and thick chestnut eyebrows, the daughter of a 
legal clerk, gave birth to a son, Charles Godfrey, at the couple's home in West 
Hampstead', 20. 
(52) FreeBMD,  Hampstead  1a 637 Mar 1903. 
(53) Ind. 
(54) NT, 9. 
(55) NT, 11. 
(56) NT, Godfrey began a degree course in engineering, 28. 
(57) NT, Godfrey, who graduated at the end of the year with a BA in Engineering 
from London University. 
(58) NT, The couple were wed at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, where Charles's 
eldest son Godfrey, then a nineteen-year-old student at Northampton Polytechnic 
College, was a witness. 48. 
(59) NT. 
(60) DK, 'Godfrey, an electrical engineer', 47. 
(61) Ind, My father was an electrical engineer, who worked for Westrex Ltd.  His 
job entailed driving round the Eastern part of England installing and repairing 
the sound system equipment in cinemas. Mick Russ. 
(62) DK, 'In September 1932...Godfrey, now an electrical engineer, married the 
daughter of a clerk in London', 54. 
(63) NT, 4. 
(64) DK, 'Victor arrived on the scene in 1905', 20. 
(65) Ind, " She recalls that Victor was always kind", Mike Russ - from his mother. 
(66) NT, After completing his schooling at the end of the summer term of 1919, 
Godfery began a degree course ....His departure from the family home was 
followed by that of Victor, who was sent to work in a bank, 28. 
(67) DK, 'Victor a bank clerk', 47. 
(68) ABR, 'Victor was now working in London for the Midland Bank, where he was to 
spend most of his working life, apart from a short stint as Paymaster in the 
R.A.F. in Arabia', 24. 
(69) ABR, 24. 
(70) NT, 2. 
(71) DK, 'Olive followed in 1906', 20. 
(72) NT, ..while the sisters Olive, Connie and Nora went to Edgehill College, a 
Methodist girls' boarding-school some fifteeen miles from Shebbear. 28. 
(73) NT, 58. 
(74) DK, 'She joined Standard Telephones and Cables, Ltd in its Aldwych office and 
became the personal secetary of Sir Thomas Spencer, managing director.', 41. 
(75) DK, 'In preparing for the wedding, Olive decided to be baptized and confirmed 
in the Church of England  At the same time she anglicized to Elizabeth her 
middle name, Isobel - the name her brothers had found great mirth in teasing her 
about.  Her decision to change her name incensed Charles.  He refused to attend 
the wedding.', 41. 
(76) NT, 73. 
(77) NT, ..in the summer of 1929 ...for some time Olive, now twenty-three, had 
found life increasingly intolerable at home. ... Eventually Olive had become  
unable to continue suffering such indignities and privations and departed to 
live with her kindly Uncle Frank Welch and Aunt Bertha at their new home, a 
handsome country house set in five acres of grounds outside Pinner. 106. 
(78) DK, 'At Standard, she soon met and became engaged to Reginald Cole, an 
electronics engineer with a physics degree from Cambridge.  When Olive took 
'Reg', as he was called, to meet Charles and Zoe, her father heartily 
congratulated the couple on their impending nuptials but absolved himself from 
paying by quickly adding 'Oh, well, no doubt Frank Welch will organize the 
wedding'', DK [p20 US]: 'The boys had their own way of needling Olive, whose 
middle name was Isobel. 'Hello, Is-a-bell on a bicyle' they greeted her, never 
failing to get her goat.' 
Comment - MJH: we always shouted 'Is a bell necessary on a bicycle', 41. 
(79) DK, 'He also changed his name.  Just why he picked the name O'Brien is hard 
to say', 54. 
(80) DK, 'Michael in 1909', 20. 
(81) Jeanette Egan, Family Group Sheet (18 Mar 2000). 
(82) DK, 'in the early morning of 4 May 1943, Lancaster A4878 was shot down over 
Dortmund, Germany.  Among the seven-man crew, all of whom died, was thirty-four 
year old navigator Flying Officer Michael Russ', CWGC has 5 May, 95. 
(83) ABR. 
(84) NT, 71. 
(85) DK, 'In April 1927, Michael, fed up with the family and the bleak outlook in 
London, enrolled in the Dreadnought Scheme....that sent young men and women to 
Australia...in June Michael boarded a steamer for New South Wales', 42. 
(86) ABR, 'He had heard about something called "The Dreadnought Scheme", and came 
home one day to say he could no longer countenance the narrow confines of an 
office, let alone handle the overwhelming desperation and poverty so prevalent 
at the time; he had signed up for the Scheme, and was leaving for Australia. 
...the Dreadnought scheme, it turned out, had been started by Sir Allan Taylor 
of Sydney, to make use of the funds raised by the Australian Navy by 
subscription during the First War to build a Dreadnought battleship.  The war 
was over long before the project was completed, and the remaining funds were to 
be used to sponsor young people who wished to leave the U.K. and start new lives 
for themselves in a young Commonwealth country desperately short of labour', 25. 
(87) Jeanette Egan, Family Group Sheet (18 Mar 2000), 'Sidney was a timber 
constructor & timber fettler, a bullock driver at Innisfail, Australia and a 
cane cutter in Queensland'. 
(88) DK, '[June 1940]  The following year, Mike, working as a timber contractor in 
Queensland, Australia, shaved several years off his age to qualify for the Royal 
Australian Air Force', 84. 
(89) ABR, 39-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence of Britain, 39-45 Medal, 
Australian Service Medal 39-45, 105. 
(90) NT, 278. 
(91) NT, On 18 March 1943 he wrote to his sister Olive, who had married and was 
living at Ilminster in Dorset, reporting that 'I have now at last met all my 
brothers adn sisters in England and am glad to have found the time and 
opportunity to do so. Though I have had to live on trains &buses to do it.', 278. 
(92) Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org), 'In Memory of SIDNEY 
MICHAEL RUSS    
Flying Officer 414506 Royal Australian Air Force 
who died on Wednesday, 5th May 1943. Age 32.     
Additional Information:      
Son of Charles and Jessie Naylor Russ, of Ealing, Middlesex, England.    

Commemorative Information    
Cemetery:     REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, 
Germany     
Grave Reference/Panel Number: 3. A. 6.     
Location:      
The cemetery is 5 kilometres south west of Kleve. From Kleve take the 
Hoffmannallee from the town centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This 
road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow the 
directions for Gennep, and on entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is 
situated 500 metres on the left.     
Historical Information:     
There are 7578 1939-1945 Commonwealth war 
casualties commemorated here. Of these 161 are unidentified. There are also 79 
Foreign National casualties commemorated in this site.'. 
(93) DK, 'Mike was living the life of a scoundrel...He had previously impregnated 
a farmer's teenage daughter, married her a month before she gave birth to a son, 
Stanley Charles Russ, and then run out on them to Queensland', 54. 
(94) Jeanette Egan, Family Group Sheet (18 Mar 2000), 'in St Margaret's Church'. 
(95) ABR, 'Michael and I to Shebbear to complete our educations in a manner 
befitting the family name........Shebbear College was started by the Bible 
Christians as a school for the sons of ministers to prepare them for entry into 
that church...........It had been attended by my father and all six of his 
brothers', 18. 
(96) DK, 'in 1910 twins Connie and Nora', 20. 
(97) NT, ..while the sisters Olive, Connie and Nora went to Edgehill College, a 
Methodist girls' boarding-school some fifteeen miles from Shebbear. 28. 
(98) DK, 'Two months after Patrick's marriage, Nora stunned the family as well, 
entering the Roman Catholic convent of the Franciscan Sisters of Mill Hill.  
After a trial period, on 29 November 1936 she was admitted as a novice', 68. 
(99) NT, This enraged her father, who professed the Lutheran tradition of his 
family. 170. 
(100) ABR, 23. 
(101) ABR, 'Also qualified as a Registered Nurse before joining a Franciscan 
convent where she stayed for about twenty years.  Visiting us in Canada, she 
decided to emigrate, and now [1989] lives in a little cottage on the Saanich 
Peninsula quite happiliy tending her bees and her pussycat.', 241. 
(102) Ind, "Other visitors that she remembers with fondness were Nora who came to 
see her prior to emigrating to Canada". Mike Russ - from his mother. 
(103) DK, 'in 1910 twins Connie and Nora', 20. 
(104) NT, ..while the sisters Olive, Connie and Nora went to Edgehill College, a 
Methodist girls' boarding-school some fifteeen miles from Shebbear. 28. 
(105) DK, 'Connie joined the Imperial Military Nursing Service.  Later, in 
Palestine, she met and married Richard Russell, a British policeman, who 
happened to be her cousin, the son of Ernest Russ', 84. 
(106) DK,  'Connie joined the Imperial Military Nursing Service.  Later, in 
Palestine, she met and married Richard Russell, a British policeman, who 
happened to be her cousin, the son of Ernest Russ', 84. 
(107) ABR, 6. 
(108) DK, 'In the spring of 1991, Barney contacted Patrick again....did not have 
long to live', 332. 
(109) ABR, 'Michael and I to Shebbear to complete our educations in a manner 
befitting the family name........Shebbear College was started by the Bible 
Christians as a school for the sons of ministers to prepare them for entry into 
that church...........It had been attended by my father and all six of his 
brothers', 18. 
(110) ABR, 'Connie, Nora and I were also withdrawn from college at this time 
[1924], the fees for private education proving more than the family finances 
could support.  Both twins entered nursing school, and young Pat and I went to 
St Marylebone Grammar School', 23. 
(111) NT, 74. 
(112) ABR, 'Father closed his practice in London, and we moved to Lewes in Sussex - 
an old Saxon town on the banks of the River Ouse where Virginia Woolf was later 
to commit suicide.  The new house was next door to the church housing the 
remains of a niece of William the Conqueror - discovered when the churchyard was 
moved to make way for the new railway line.  We transferred to the local Grammar 
School, founded by Henry VIII in 1509, and next door to the castle,  It is 
hardly surprising that history became one of my favorite subjects!  The school 
was small, but the teaching standards very high.  In fact, the highest pass in 
University Entrance exams in all of England was obtained by one of our fellow 
students .... At the end of my first year, I graduated with my Oxford Junior 
First Class Certificate with Honours in History and English, my passport to 
university.', 24. 
(113) DK, 'He secured a Dreadnought passage at the Australian embassy and landed in 
Sydney in November 1929', 42. 
(114) ABR, 'I contacted the Australian Embassy.  Yes, the Dreadnought Scheme was 
still open.  And yes, I could secure a passage.  I signed', 26. 
(115) DK, 'Barney, who turned eighteen the same month [Mar 1930] was about to 
become a farm labourer in Goolgowi, Australia', 44. 
(116) ABR, 'The five years I spent in North Queensland were a complete contrast to 
those earlier years in the western Riverina of New South Wales and the Northern 
Rivers area', ABR tried his hand at many agricultural activities - sheep, corn, 
tobacco, dairy, swagman, market gardening, cane harvesting, 56. 
(117) ABR, 73-75. 
(118) NT, That summer, Patrick's brother Bun arrived in England, having spent nine 
years in Australia.  He had worked his passage as a steward on board the 
Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Britain. During the long voyage he became 
engaged to a girl called Violet Herbert, who has been working as a ship 
stewardess for several years. 
He had arrived with the patriotic intention of enlisting in the Army, but 
unfortunately failed the medical examination on account of an injury to his arm 
inflicted while castrating piglets in the outback.  Greatly disappointed, he 
accepted an invitation from his uncle Cecil (his mother Jessie's brother) and 
Aunt Gwen to come and stay at their home in Seattle.  He crossed the Atlantic, 
arriving at Seattle in time for Christmas, where he and his fiancee received a 
most hospitable welcome. 195. 
(119) ABR, 'So off with the clothes, on with the vaccinations, documentation, Oath 
of Allegiance and all the usual preliminary routine.  At the end of it all, I 
discovered that I was a Gunner in the Royal Canadian Artillery, 15th Coast 
Defence Regiment, whose headquarters in Vancouver maintained forts at Point 
Grey, Stanley Park, Point Atkinson - and away up north at York Island', 83. 
(120) ABR, Officer training, commissioning and then Training Officer and Adjutant, 88. 
(121) ABR, 98. 
(122) DK, 'In February 1945.....Barney Russ, now a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian 
Medical Corps, found himself in a slit trench near Kleve, Germany', 102. 
(123) ABR, 'From Aldershot, we crossed the Channel arriving in Napoleon's old 
Cavalry barracks in Ghent (Belgium) and from thence to our various units.  I 
found myself attached to a field dressing station near Cleve, spending my very 
first night there under real enemy fire in a slit trench.....We soon crossed the 
Rhine to the east bank, and found ourselves fighting our way through the totally 
shattered and ruined town of Emmerich.....Heading on through Holland bringing 
words of liberation, candy bars and cigarettes to excited villages, we soon 
arrived in Germany itself, where we were detailed to take over the German-run 
hospitals, formally declaring all inmates as prisoners-of-war and assuming the 
duties of the German Medical Corps.  To give them credit, these men had stayed 
at their posts in the face of the advancing Allied Armies to care for their own 
sick and wounded as best they could, knowing full well that they would be 
captured, but we were appalled by the pathetic conditions under which they had 
been working......I was indeed a Captain.', 100-104. 
(124) Findell, Photo of wedding, In March 1946 ABR attended Rita Russ's wedding 
in London to Roy Burt as his best man; as a G.I. Roy had come over from being 
stationed in Germany and a special licence had to be granted. 
(125) ABR, 'Yet another year elapsed, and I must have been one of the last 
Canadians to be shipped home via Liverpool. The war was really over for us all', 104. 
(126) ABR, 'Victory Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Bar; Defence of 
Britain; France and Germany Star', ABR was also awarded a medal by the Diocese 
of Victoria: 'for service to the Church and Community', 113. 
(127) DK, '[1989] Barney, now living very comfortably as a retired barrister, was 
writing an autobiography'. 
(128) ABR, Qualified 1950 - most of his work as a solicitor rather than a 
barrister.  Offices of Jackson & Co Bastion Square, Victoria. 109-118. 
(129) DK, 'On 12 December, in the big bedroom at the back of the house 
[Walden]....Jessie gave birth to a boy, her fifth', 18. 
(130) ABR, 'Patrick arrived when I was about three, the last of the children to be 
born at "Walden". I recall being with Mother in the big upstairs bedroom before 
the event and clutching hard to her hand as a huge and noisy bird flew right 
over the house - the first aeroplane I had ever seen.  Afterwards, allowed back 
into the room, I duly inspected my new brother and was put to work crawling 
about on the floor, smoothing out large sheets of brown paper.  My infant mind 
led me to believe that these were the wrappings for the new baby, although I 
could not for the life of me understand why such a large parcel was to be made 
out of such a small infant', 9. 
(131) DK, 'O'Brian died in the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin, on 2 January 2000'. 
(132) NT, 49. 
(133) ABR, 'Connie, Nora and I were also withdrawn from college at this time 
[1924], the fees for private education proving more than the family finances 
could support.  Both twins entered nursing chool, and young Pat and I went to 
St Marylebone Grammar School', 23. 
(134) NT, 72. 
(135) NT, 80. 
(136) NT, 106. 
(137) NT, ... his juvenile first novel Caesar, which was published in October 1930. 80. 
(138) NT, 117. 
(139) NT, The fees at Birkbeck College were 5 a term, and Patrick began his 
studies there in the autumn of 1932.  The purpose of the course was to gain the 
matriculation, which required a pass in five subjects. A restricted choice was 
permitted, from which Patrick selected mathematics, Latin, French, English and 
English history. 119. 
(140) NT, 123. 
(141) DK, 'for whatever reason, Acting Pilot Officer Patrick Russ's commission was 
terminated on 1 December [1934]', 63. 
(142) London Gazette, London Gazette, 'Royal Air Force: The short service 
commissions of the undermentioned Acting Pilot Officers in probation are 
terminated on cessation of duty - 29th November 1934: William Ocock Pridham, 
Douglas George Scott; 1st December 1934: Basil Stuart Francis, Richard Patrick 
Russ, Thomas Brisbane Yule'. 
(143) NT, Having passed his interview and medical examination, he was accepted as 
an acting pilot officer on a probational six-year commission.  On 14 September 
he arrived with other young recruits at the RAF Inland Area Depot at Uxbridge, 
Middlesex.  There he was issued with his uniform and other equipment, and a 
fortnight later he and his companions were posted to No. 5 Flying Training 
School at Sealand, five miles north-west of Chester. 129. 
(144) NT, "Very backward pupil who appears to be temperamentally unsuitable.  
Unlikely to make an efficient service pilot", 134. 
(145) DK, 68. 
(146) NT, In May 1936, three months after their marriage, Elizabeth became 
pregnant, and at about the same time they moved from Oakley Street to 24 
Gertrude Street behind St Stephen's Hospital in Fulham Road, a couple of streets 
away from that house in Redcliffe Road which probably provided the scene of 
their first meeting in the previous year.  Since they shared the three-storeyed 
house with another couple and three further people, they are unlikely to have 
occupied more than a single room. 157. 
(147) NT, 81. 
(148) NT, It seems likely that Patrick's abrupt departure to live away from home 
for two or three months after registering Richard's birth ..... first 
destination after crossing the Irish Sea was Belfast ..... he wrote Hussein at 
the rate of at least a thousand words a day .... the last section that was 
written in Dublin.  He moved there at the beginning of April .... "I finished it 
on a bench in St Stephen's Green with a mixture of triumph and regret."  The 
date was 29 April 1937, 174. 
(149) NT, The Workers' Travel Association arranged for  its customers to stay at 
the small hotel Quisiana [Locarno], where Patrick's duties involved arranging 
the visitors' reception, accompanying them on trips to neighbouring beauty spots 
and places of historic interest, and looking after them generally.  On 23 June 
he obtained his first passport, so he did not stay long in Gertrude Streeet with 
Elizabeth and their baby Richard before setting off abroard once again. 183. 
(150) NT, 185. 
(151) NT, The sisters Beryl and Joan Ainsworth were then aged twenty-one and 
eighteen respectively.  The younger of the two was of a type familiar to Patrick 
from the world he frequented in Chelsea.  As King describes her, 'Joan, a perky 
graduate of an arty private school in Ealing .... was fond of the theatre and 
now had a job selling theatre tickets for Keith Prowse on Bond Street.' 
Though the sisters only stayed at the Hotel Quisisiano for a fortnight, in no 
time at all Joan was creeping down each night to join Patrick in his bed. 183. 
(152) NT, 223. 
(153) NT, She [Elizabeth] gave her address as '301 King's Road', while Patrick was 
described as 'Author of 245 Gertrude Street Chelsea'. .... Shortly afterwards 
Patrick himself left Gertrude Street for good to join Elizabeth at their new 
flat at 301 King's Road. 196. 
(154) DK, 88. 
(155) NT, Godfrey and Victor charitably arranged for the poverty-stricken young 
family to leave London and live in a small semi-detached dwelling in the Suffolk 
countryside, which lay within reach of Godfrey's home at Thorpe-next-Norwich and 
whose rent they paid. 198. 
(156) NT, 208. 
(157) NT, my mother arrangeed for Patrick to be enrolled at the same ambulance 
station as herself, 248. 
(158) NT, It seems that my mother somehow discovered (perhaps through a well-placed 
contact) that the tenancy would shortly become available, and arranged to obtain 
it for herself.  The rent was a mere 70 a year, and the prospect of living for 
the first time in such a delightful house with her beloved Patrick proved too 
strong to resist. 275. 
(159) DK, 'On 20 July [1945] Patrick signed the document to change his...surname to O'Brian', 104. 
(160) NT, 342. 
(161) NT, The entrance to the valley of Cwm Croesor proved to be blocked by a 
romantic if impractical pseudo-medieval gatehouse, through which Patrick had 
earlier passed on his journey to visit the home of his landlord, Clough 
Williams-Ellis.  Typically he had failed to register the obstacle it might 
present to a large vehicle. ... Unfortunately this placed the O'Brian's removal 
van in the uncomfortable situation of the camel attempting to thread the 
needle's eye. 344. 
(162) NT, when Patrick was granted custody in August 1945 he had seen Richard for 
three afternoons that year. 405. 
(163) NT, At teh end of 1947 the O'Brians were able to takae over the lease of 
Moelwyn Bank in the following spring. 444. 
(164) DK, 'He had found their new home: Collioure, the village along the escape 
route from Vichy France to Spain'. 
(165) NT, At the beginning of the second week of September the couple set off for France. 499. 
(166) NT, Elizaberth was eventually allotted custody on 14 November, when the court 
granted her 'care and control' of her son 'until further order'. 491. 
(167) DK, 'On 17 June [1995], in the Birthday Honours of the Queen, he was 
appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire'. 
(168) NT, 493. 
(169) NT, They were married on 27 February of the following year [1936] at Chelsea 
Register Office. Witnesses: Jose Birt and E.H. Taaffe, 156. 
(170) Shown as Wicksteed or Miloslovaska in Marriage Register to Richard Russ. 
(171) DK, 'ten days later, Patrick and Mary married at the Chelsea Register Office', 104. 
(172) Jul - Sep 1945:  to Miloslovaka or Wicksteed - Chelsea 1 a 976. 
(173) from Margaret Welch] Joan Russ was with her Auntie Bertha and Uncle Frank 
Welch from the age of 9 months until 6 years old.  Then Joan's father recalled 
her to be with him and his second wife Zoe, who already had charge of Patrick. 
This was very much to the dismay of Bertha and Frank, who had hoped they might 
have been allowed to adopt Joan.  Their daughters, Margaret and Christine had 
treated Joan as a well-loved younger sister. 
(174) NT, Before long, Patrick was joined at Melbury Lodge by Joan, whom he had 
only known as a little girl with whom he played during rare visits to Aunt 
Bertha and Uncle Frank at Pinner.  Now aged five, she arrived at the family home 
which her father's remarriage enabled him to provide.  Sadly, the move was to 
have a disastrous effect upon her for the remainder of her life.  Her Aunt 
Bertha and Uncle Frank had become very fond of her, and even proposed to adopt 
her as their daughter.  Her father declined the offer, a refusal which in later 
years Joan came to resent. 49. 
(175) NT, 135. 
(176) NT, 138. 
(177) NT, her love of literature led her to nurture the ambition of becoming a 
librarian.  However this was not to be, and after leaving school she worked 
first as a student teacher, and then as secretary for an insurance office in 
Tunbridge Wells. 138. 
(178) NT, After leaving school in 1936 she worked for three or four years as a 
student teacher, then in an insurance office in Tunbridge Wells, to which she 
cycled daily on the handsome Sunbeam bicycle given her on her twenty-first 
birthday by Victor and Bun. 287. 
(179) NT, In 1942 Joan managed to escape from her stifling little cage when she 
joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and was posted to Birmingham. 287. 
(180) DK, 'In the summer of 1944, Joan Russ married an RAF mechanic'. 
(181) Ind, Mary Morton - Oct 2001:  My mother and father met in the RAF during the 
war.  My mother used to say that it was the similarity in their surnames which 
brought them together; service members had tin mugs with their names on and my 
father had challenged  her, thinking that she had taken his mug!    
My mother is now 84 and living in a nursing home in Birmingham. 
(182) Apr-Jun 1944: Birmingham 6 d 1282. 
(183) NT, In due course they married on 17 June 1944.  Harold Russell was a devout 
Roman Catholic, and before their marriage Joan converted to his faith. 287. 

Notes
Note (1) As recalled by Linda GREEN her daughter - the three eldest girls were known
as the three belles [Findell]; thus they should have been  Isabel, Christabel
and Annabel - not Armorel.  This needs checking

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