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William Paterson RUSSELL

Regimental number4181
Place of birthCaltowie, South Australia
SchoolJamestown Public School; Kyre College, Adelaide, South Australia
Address33 Austral Terrace, Malvern Terrace, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E W Russell, 33 Austral Terrace, Malvern Terrace, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Eldest son of the late Senator William russell who was for many years prominently identified with the public life of South Australia'. (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row B, Grave No. I), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Payneham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: William (d. 28 August 1912, aged 69; bu. Payneham) and Elizabeth RUSSELL. Photo: Brian McLauchlan
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUSSELL William Paterson

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