|Place of birth||Leongatha, Victoria|
|Address||Gowan Brae, Leongatha,Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, W Russell, Gowan Brae, Leongatha, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in 45th Bn, Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 35), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and E. RUSSELL, Inlet road, Leongatha, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, chest thigh, left arm); admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 21 July 1916, and transferred same day to 8th Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RUSSELL Alan James|