Sir William Howard Russell, CVO (28 March 1820, Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland – 11 February 1907, London, England) was an Irish reporter with The Times, and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents. He spent 22 months covering the Crimean War, including the Siege of Sevastopol and the Charge of the Light Brigade. He later covered events during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, and the Franco-Prussian War.
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As a young reporter, Russell reported on a brief military conflict between Prussian and Danish troops in Denmark in 1850.
- William Howard Russell – Spartacus Educational
William Howard Russell was born in Tallaght, Ireland, on 28th March 1820. His father, John Russell (1796–1867) was a Protestant and his mother, Mary Kelly (1803–1840), a Roman Catholic.
- The Times of London’s Russell Covers the Civil War – The New York …
On the night before William Howard Russell left London for New York, he dined at the Garrick Club with William Makepeace Thackeray. Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope and many other leading lights of English culture and society also belonged to the private establishment.
- The Times/1854/News/The Charge of the Light Brigade – Wikisource …
This November 14, 1854 dispatch in the London Times, written by William Howard Russell from the front of the Crimean War, later led Alfred Tennyson to compose the famous poem of the same name, The Charge of the Light Brigade.
- Florence Nightingale: War Correspondents – Country Joe McDonald
William Russell was born at Lilyvale, near Tallaght, in the county of Dublin, on the 28th of March 1821, being one of the Russells of Limerick, whose settlement in Ireland dates from the time of Richard II.
- William Howard Russell – new grave plaque for the father of war …
A couple of weeks ago, Times editor John Witherow (I can’t preface his title with “acting” any longer) could be found in London’s Brompton Cemetery with several of his staff to attend the gravestone restoration of one of the paper’s greatest reporters – William Howard Russell.