Oswald Henry RUSSELL

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RUSSELL, Oswald Henry

Service Number: NX46644
Enlisted: 12 July 1940, Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kyogle, New South Wales, 7 February 1918
Home Town: Kyogle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Timber worker
Died: Died of wounds, Aitape, New Guinea, 9 June 1945, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery & Lae Memorial
MM. D. 5.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX46644, Newcastle, New South Wales
9 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN NX46644, 2nd/4th Infantry Battalion, Borneo - Operation Oboe July - August 1945

My Grandfather

My name is Kym Kearns my mother Meryl Joan Foxover was Oswald's daughter, who he never go to meet. The effect it had on her lasted all of her life, the war ended not long after his death, so young to die. My mother always watched the Anzac parade on television and got very emotional at times. I am very proud of him and all the men and women that sacificed there lives to help others.

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