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Lionel Philips Russell

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Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Contingent - Irregular Forces, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Lionel Philips AWMM
  • Surname
    Russell AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Medical history

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    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Russell Lionel Phillips died December 20th 1901 of wounds received in action the previous day at Holland. He was the son of Sir W. R.Russell of Flaxmere, Hastings. He was nominated by the Governor of New Zealand for a commission in the Regular Army and was gazetted to his regiment in January 1901,his commission bearing date July 18th 1900. The day he received his mortal wound, the British were suddenly attacked by several hundred Boers who were mistaken for friends, as they were dressed in khaki. 2nd Lieutenant Russell fell while leading his men against largely superior numbers. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    20 December 1901 AWMM
    HollandSouth Africa AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
    Ranfurly Veterans' Home. Opening ceremony to-day. Auckland Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 294, 10 December 1903, Page 5
    http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19031210.2.26&srpos
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Stowers, R. (2011). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and biographical information on all members of the 10 New Zealand Contingents. 7th Updated Edition. Hamilton, N.Z.; Richard Stowers; 2011. AWMM
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