Reuben Alfred RUSSELL

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RUSSELL, Reuben Alfred

Service Number: 5392
Enlisted: 10 March 1916, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bathurst, New South Wales, 9 August 1890
Home Town: Grenfell, Weddin, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Ticker Copse, Peronne, France, 31 August 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Grenfell War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5392, Cootamundra, New South Wales
22 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5392, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5392, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5392, 19th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography

Reuben was sent to Liverpool for training. In June, he was sent to the 14th Reinforcement Company of the 19th Battalion. The 14th Reinforcements departed Sydney on the "Wiltshire" on 22 August 1916. He arrived in Plymouth on 13 October 1916 and was sent to the 5th Training Battalion. He was sent to France on 6 December 1916 and joined the 19th Battalion on 19 January 1917. In February, he scalded his right foot and was sent back to England to recover. He rejoined the Battalion on 21 June 1917.

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