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Russell Wallace RADBURN

Regimental number7030
Place of birthHobbys Yards near Neville, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBodangora, near Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFather, A. Radburn, Bodangora, near Wellington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialPradelles Churchyard (Row A, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ambrose and Sarah RADBURN
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Bn, in the field , 11 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 22 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, back and left leg); admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 September 1917; transferred to England, 1 October 1917, and admitted to Western Auxiliary Military Hospital; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 26 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 30 November 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 14 December 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 21 December 1917.

Transferred to Machine Gun Details, Grantham, 9 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918; taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Bn, in the field, 20 April 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion) (date not recorded: May 1918).

Died of wounds, 8 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RADBURN Russell Wallace

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