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William Henry Russell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Russell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2714 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 February 1880 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 10 October 1915 AWMM Kaimata, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 William Russell (father), C/o A.E. Brown, Fortymile Bush, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 January 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2714 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9.75 stone AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gunshot wound to left leg 5 September 1916 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Jane Russell, of Lower Hutt, Wellington

    Four brothers William Henry Russell 2/2714; Leonard Wilfred Russell 79844; Louis Victor Russell 2/2713 and Alfred Elwin Russell (10/3993) served in the First World War. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    20 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Walton and Weybridge (Walton-on-Thames) Cemetery, Surrey, England AWMM Screen Wall. 913. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Driver William Henry Russell, 2/2714, died at Walton Hospital on Wednesday, September 20th, from wounds received in France. He was buried at Walton, at 2.30 p.m. on Friday, in the Walton Cemetery. All the men from the hospital who could walk attended the funeral. The New Zealand band from Codford played the Dead March" and the "Funeral March," and the Last Post was sounded at the grave. There were many wreaths." (Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 29 September 1916, p. 57) AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 35 AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
      Obituary: Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 29 September 1916, p. 57. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
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