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Andrew Hamilton Russell

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Sanders, Henry Armytage Bradley (21 May 1918). Major General Andrew Hamilton Russell. H781. [James Hardie Neil album]. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tamaki Paenga Hira PH-ALB-195-p83-1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew Hamilton AWMM
  • Surname
    Russell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 11/257 AWMM
    • WWII N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 February 1868 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of Andrew Hamilton Russell and Katherine Sarah Tinsley Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3r34/russell-andrew-hamilton
  • Address before enlistment
    • Tunanui, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tunanui, Morere, Northern Wairoa, Hawkes Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3r34/russell-andrew-hamilton
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.H. Russell (wife), Tunanui, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
    • 5 April 1896 married Gertrude Mary Beetham Williams in Hastings, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3r34/russell-andrew-hamilton

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 11/257 AWMM
    • WWII N/N AWMM
  • Military service
    • 1st Border Regiment (rank of Lieutenant) AWMM
    • Hawke's Bay Mounted Rifle Volunteers (rank of Captain) AWMM
    • 4th Regiment Wellington (East Coast) Mounted Rifle Volunteers (Commanding Officer) AWMM
    • Wellington Mounted Rifles Brigade (rank of Colonel) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3r34/russell-andrew-hamilton
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: Andrew Hamilton Russell

    Mother: Katherine Sarah Tinsley

    Education: Harrow School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst

    Left England after serving his time with the 1st Border Regiment to go back to New Zealand where he took up sheepfarming

    5 April 1896 married Gertrude Mary Beetham Williams

    Children : 3 daughters and two sons

    After the war was President of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers Association (1921-1924 and 1927-1935) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    29 November 1960 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Tunanui on the Family Farm Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Research
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Tunanui Cemetery. The Morere cemetery is on Tunanui Road - it is near (or even on) the scenic
    reser Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Research
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Read item found on Te Ara website http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3r34/russell-andrew-hamilton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Research
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 635 AWMM
    • Ell, S. (2008). A New Zealand Christmas: three centuries of Kiwi Christmas celebrations from the Alexander Turnbull Library. Auckland, N.Z.: Godwit. AWMM
      p. 102-103 Photograph, by the official NZEF photographer, Henry Armytage Sanders, "The New Zealand Commander carves the turkey on Christmas day", 1917. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (1990). Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story (Rev. ed.). Auckland, N.Z.: Sceptre. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (1991). On the Fringe of Hell: New Zealanders and Military Discipline in the First World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Hodder & Stoughton. AWMM
    • Stewart, H. (1921). The New Zealand Division 1916-1919 : a popular history based on official records. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
    • Williams, E. G. (1914-1918). [Williams Album 3]. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-212. AWMM
    • Unknown photographer. (1914 - 1918) [Battles at Ypres and Messines]. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-195. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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