Lt James Russell (15th Punjab Regt - WW2)

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The Burn House

Glenesk, Angus


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Memorial Homes/Alms Houses
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  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The Burn House Educational Institute; also a riverside walk with explanatory tablets; outside is a dedicatory bronze plaque, inside are 2 framed photographs of him, his framed medals with a citation, and in the grounds is an armistice oak tree with explanatory plaque.
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Sign 1 at the Riverside Walk-The Burn House Sign 2 at the Riverside Walk-THE BURN HOUSE-NORTH ESK "BLUE DOOR" RIVER WALK/THE BURN IS AN EDUCATIONAL CHARITABLE TRUST-A STUDY/CENTRE LEFT IN MEMORY OF JAMES RUSSELL-KILLED IN ACTION IN 1944/YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO WALK ALONG THE RIVER PATH/WE CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGE-YOU COME HERE AT YOUR OWN RISK/PLEASE TAKE YOUR RUBBISH HOME AND KEEP YOUR DOGS UNDER CONTROL-SCOOP THE POOP PLEASE/NO MOUNTAIN BIKES PLEASE/FOR RNQUIRIES-CONTACT THE BURSAR-01356 648281 Bronze Plaque outside the house-THE BURN WAS BUILT BY/LORD ADAM GORDON IN/1791/IT WAS BOUGHT BY/MR & MRS HERBERT RUSSELL/IN 1921 ANS ALTERED AND/PARTLY REBUILT BY THEM/DURING THE YEARS/1933-1935/IN 1949 IT WAS GIFTED/TO THE/DOMINION STUDENTS/HALL TRUST TOGETHER/WITH AN ENDOWMENT/IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON/KILLED IN ITALY IN/1944 Sign with medals-LIEUTENANT JAMES RUSSELL/Killed in Italy, 24 July 1944, Aged 21/3rd Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment/Buried in Florence War Cemetery, Italy/plot 12, Row A, Grave 7/Son of George Herbert and Marjorie Pleasance Lindsay Plaque at the Oak Tree-THE ARMISTICE TREE/The oak tree, which stands 50 yards to the West of the main/door, was planted in 1991. It was grown from an acorn/gathered in 1988, 70 years after the Armistice. Its parent/tree was itself grown from an acorn brought from VERDUN/during the First World War. The Burn is a fitting place for The/Armistice Oak, planted in the conviction that peace will grow, in memory of James Russell, killed in action in 1944

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