The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 7 (December 1, 1932)
From Cadet to General Manager
From Cadet to General Manager.
The late Mr. Roussell, who was in his fifty-fifth year, was born at Waimauku, in the Auckland district, and was educated at Auckland. He joined the Railway Department as a cadet in 1893 and received steady promotion until, in 1924, he was appointed Chief Clerk at the Head Office, Wellington. He subsequently acted as Secretary to the Railway Board, and was later appointed Superintendent of Transportation, which office he held until his appointment as General Manager in succession to Mr. H. H. Sterling, now Chairman of the Government Railways Board.
The late Mr. Roussell is survived by his widow, three sons,—Philip, Raymond, and Eric —and a daughter, Miss May Roussell.