Russell Edward WEST

WEST, Russell Edward

Service Number: NX30408
Enlisted: 12 June 1940, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Field Regiment
Born: Orange, New South Wales, 30 August 1913
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Thailand, 29 September 1943, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Canobolas Memorial Park, Orange "Fallen of Orange" Memorial Banners, Orange Cenotaph, Orange Holy Trinity Anglican Church R E WEST Memorial Plaque, Orange Shire of Canobolas, Orange WW2 Supreme Sacrifice Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

12 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, NX30408, Paddington, New South Wales
12 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, NX30408, 2nd/15th Field Regiment
13 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, NX30408
29 Sep 1943: Involvement Sergeant, NX30408, 2nd/15th Field Regiment, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of Willie Edwin and Joyce Gertrude West, of Canobolas, New South Wales, Australia.


WEST.—NX30408, Sgt. Russell Edward West, A.I.F., died of illness, September 29, 1943, in P.O.W. camp, Thailand, aged 29 years, loved son and brother of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. West and family, Canobolas, via Orange.