On September 20 1854 Russell covered the battle above the Alma River - writing his missive the following day in an account book seized from a Russian corpse. Russell died in 1907 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery London. Career
As a young reporter Russell reported on a brief military conflict between Prussian and Danish troops in Denmark in 1850.
William Howard Russell CVO (28 March 1820 - 11 February 1907) he was born in Tallaght Co. He was an Irish reporter with The Times and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents after he spent 22 months covering the Crimean War including the Charge of the Light Brigade.