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William Alexander RUSSELL

Regimental number939
Place of birthOrbost, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Russell, 'River View', Orbost, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Cadets, Bairnsdale; 2 months in Volunteer Corps, Orbost, Victoria.
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1915
Place of enlistmentOrbost, Victoria
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateDischarged 1 December 1916
Discharge date1 December 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Discharged from the AIF on appointment to local rank of 2nd Lieutenant, Egyptian Camel Transport Corps.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUSSELL William Alexander

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