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John Tinsley Russell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Tinsley AWMM
  • Surname
    Russell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1045 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1904 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
    Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Gola, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Russell (wife), Gola, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 Dec 1939-31 March 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1045 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded in May 1942. AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Major General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell and Gertrude Russell, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay.

    Husband of Rosamond Russell (née Rolleston), of Sanson.

    Graduate of Sandhurst Royal Military College.

    Served in 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) as Captain of NZ Divisional Cavalry, 1939.

    Major and second in charge May 1941, Greece.

    Officer Commanding 'Russell' Force, Crete.

    Served in Libya 1941.

    Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer of 22 Battalion, February-September 1942. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    6 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM I.B.25. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Military Personnel file AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 158 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 4. AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
      p. 223. AWMM
    • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch, N.Z.: Regal Medals. AWMM
      p. 25. AWMM
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM