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William RUSSELL

Regimental number121
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressW. Russell, Clifton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Eglise, 97 Darling Point Road, Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A61 Bakara on 5 November 1915
The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th MGS
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialSpoilbank Cemetery (Plot I, Row Q, Grave No. 20), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Edward and Helena EGLESE, 97 Darling Point Road, Darling Point, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other detailsTrue family name: Lancebrook Charles EGLESE

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