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Russell Thomas MAISEY

Regimental number2943
Place of birthWindsor New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone operator
AddressGeorge Street, Windsor, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bertha Maisey, George Street, Windsor, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Medal

'While acting as Company runner during operations near MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on night 28th/29th July 1918 this man displayed the greatest heroism and devotion to duty. For two days he did magnificent work under the most trying circumstances, making several journeys through heavy enemy fire to Battalion headquarters with important messages at great personal risk. Again, when, during daylight, it was necessary to get an important message re relief to an isolated post, he at once volunteered and succeeded in delivering his message although sniped at several times by the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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