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Regimental number2896
Place of birthSterlingshire Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAsssistant surveyor
AddressC/o Mr A Rankin, Maitland Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinHalf Si, Miss Janet Rankin, Maitland Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 16), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Alison RUSSELL. Native of Kilsyth, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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