Thomas Russell - British Army Officer Hanged & Beheaded Fighting For Ireland's Cause In 1803 In 1783 Thomas Russell had a choice to make on his future career. He could follow his father into the Irish Anglican Church or choose an army career like his brothers. He chose the army and was posted to the Malabar Coast of India to safeguard British interests. He stayed in India for three years and decided to return to Ireland in 1786. In Dublin he advanced his studies…