Albert Russell enlisted in the Royal Pioneer Corps, and volunteered for airborne forces.
Gunner Russell successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway and was posted to 4 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery, and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).
Gnr Russell was killed in action on 7 August 1944, age 30, and was buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
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