Robert William RUSSELL

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RUSSELL, Robert William

Service Number: VX26518
Enlisted: 13 June 1940, Caulfield, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Brighton, Victoria, 28 February 1920
Home Town: Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Process engraver
Died: Killed in Service (POW of Japan - Montevideo Maru), South China Sea, 1 July 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Rabaul Memorial, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rabaul Memorial
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World War 2 Service

13 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX26518, Caulfield, Victoria
12 Mar 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN VX26518, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Katoomba, Sydney
23 Jan 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN VX26518, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, Australia's Northern Periphery
25 Jan 1942: Imprisoned Australia's Northern Periphery, Lark Force Rabaul
1 Jul 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN VX26518, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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