George Arthur RUSSELL

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RUSSELL, George Arthur

Service Number: 3337
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kindred, Tasmania, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Ulverstone, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Menin Road, Belgium, 19 September 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot V, Row J, Grave 11 Headstone inscription reads: Dearly we loved him sadly we miss him.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ulverstone Shrine of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3337, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
13 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3337, 26th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
13 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3337, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Hobart
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 12th Infantry Battalion, From 26th Battalion at Zeitoun
23 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3337, 12th Infantry Battalion, Shell shock
27 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3337, 12th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the left hand and transferred to England on the 10 March 1917
19 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3337, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur Henry Russell and Mary Ann Eastley formerly Russell of South Road, Ulverstone, Tasmania

Father of ex-nuptial child Allan George Eastley who was raised under the guardianship of his grandmother Mary Ann Eastley

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal