Elected: 1974
Major David Russell CBE MC FRSE
David Russell was born in 1915 in Rothes House, where his father, later Sir David Russell, was managing director of Tullis Russell, the Fife paper-making firm. He died on 3rd January 1993.

After schooling at Sedbergh and three years at St Andrews University, he served with the 7th Battalion of the Black Watch in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy. Awarded the MC for conspicuous gallantry at El Alamein, he was severely wounded there and again in Sicily and a third time at Le Havre in 1944, whereafter he was invalided out. Left with an apparent but not pronounced limp, it was difficult to appreciate the extent of his disability and discomfort, of which he made little; for the rest of his life he was known as ‘Major Russell’.

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