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Regimental number7031
Place of birthBrighton, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice (China)
Address137 Cecely Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinSister, A.K. Ford, 137 Cecely Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service12 yrs 1st Battalion, Royal Reserves
Enlistment date1 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Barbara RUSSELL
Discharge date3 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 3 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1931
Age at death50
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUSSELL James

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