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William Alexander RUSSELL

Regimental number939
Place of birthOrbost, Victoria
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 Bairnsdale Cadets; 2 months in the Orbost Volunteer Corps.
Enlistment date1 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

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

Discharged from the AIF, 1 December 1916, to take a commission in the Imperial Army as 2nd Lieutenant, Egyptian Camel Transport Corps.
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUSSELL William Alexander

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