There is an obituary in the Blairgowrie Advertiser 6th February 1915. He was in the Black Watch and died on 25 January 1915 at La Bassco. His address is given as Lochy Terrace, and it is stated that he is a native of Edinburgh. His occupation was a porter pointsman at Blairgowrie Railway Station. There was also a memorial service for both George and Peter Russell in Blairgowrie Parish Church.
In the Blairgowrie Advertiser 13th February 1915 page 6, There is a letter describing the battle at La Bassee where Sergeant MacKenzie died.
In the Blairgowrie Advertiser 20th February 1915 page 3 there another article.
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