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William Alexander RUSSELL

Regimental number939
Place of birthOrbost, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.25"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinJohn Russell, 'River View', Orbost, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Cadets, Bairnsdale; 2 months in the Voluntary Corps, Orbost.
Enlistment date8 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 RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal RollImperial Camel Corps
FateDischarged 1 December 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 1 November 1915 (mumps); rejoined unit, 30 November 1915.

Discharged from the AIF, 1 December 1916, on being appointed 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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