Albert RUSSELL

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RUSSELL, Albert

Service Number: 6637
Enlisted: 12 September 1914, Enlisted at Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Burnie, Burnie, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 30 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnie War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6637, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Pontville, Tasmania
2 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6637, 6th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
2 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6637, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Kate Russell of Burnie, Tasmania

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

Also served 6 months in Cadets