06 January 2010

VX21251 J.L. Russell

VX21251 James Leigh Russell was the son of a prominent early 20th century Melbourne family. Percy Joseph Russell was a solicitor and land owner who served as the Mayor of Hawthorn on several occasions. The legal practice is still running today under the name of Russell Kennedy Pty Ltd.
Although married twice, James had no children of his own so the search was on for a close relative. With help from the great Yuku team Bill has been in contact with a great niece James and the medals will be sent home in the very near future.
I've had these medals for 12 months after they were sent to the Directorate of Honours and Awards and then forwarded to me. This is a great example of the relationship I have with this organisation.

The medal returned tally is now 574.

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