Russell Highfield HAWSE


HAWSE, Russell Highfield

Service Number: 967
Enlisted: 27 March 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Kilmore, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Freshwater Creek, Surf Coast, Victoria
Schooling: Collingwood State School, Collingwood, Victoria
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 9 October 1917
Cemetery: Passchendaele, New British Cemetery
Plot X1V, Row E, Grave 22 Headstone inscription reads: He lived how he died A man, Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Freshwater Creek Roll of Honor, Geelong Yarra Street Methodist Church Honour Roll Window
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World War 1 Service

27 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 967, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 967, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 967, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
28 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 967, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Wound to the left foot. Invalided to England on 7 August 1916
23 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 23rd Infantry Battalion, In France
9 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 967, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

His record search on the NAA sire has his name spelt Russel Highfied Hawse

Son of John Recther Hawse and Eveis Isabella Hawse nee Grieve of Freshwater Creek, Geelong, Victoria later of 92 McPherson Street, Moone Ponds, Victoria

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal