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William RUSSELL

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Surname: RUSSELL

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Castle Bolton, Yorkshire

Service No: 183931

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia)

Division: 1st Canadian Division

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1918-09-02

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: C.5.

CWGC Cemetery: UPTON WOOD CEMETERY, HENDECOURT-LES-CAGNICOURT

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Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

William Russell (born 17 June 1886) was the son of William and Agnes Thwaite Russell, née Dinsdale and brother of A/L/Corporal Thomas Russell (P/2584) (q.v.). William senior was born at Castle Bolton and Agnes at Mossdale, near Hawes, Yorkshire. Agnes was the cousin of Private Thomas Thwaite (242720) (q.v.).

1891 Walden, Yorkshire Census: Hargill - William Russell, aged 4 years, born Castle Bolton, Yorkshire, son of William and Agnes Russell.

Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef

A short biography of William is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division

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Surname: RUSSELL

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: Canadian

Service Number: 183931

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Canadian Infantry

Unit: 7th Bn.

Age: 32

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Died Date: 02/09/1918

Additional Information: Son of William and A. Russell, of The Lane Cottage, Ravenstonedale, Westmorland, England. Native of Castle Bolton, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THE LORD BLESS HIM AND GIVE US PEACE FOR EVERMORE)

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Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt

Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt

CWGC Headstone - [Personal inscription: ‘THE LORD BLESS HIM/AND GIVE US PEACE/FOR EVERMORE’]

Courtesy of David Shackleton

Silk Bookmark

Silk Bookmark

Silk Bookmark in memory of L/Corporal William Russell

Courtesy of Sedbergh & District History Society

Memorial Chamber of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

Memorial Chamber of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

In the Memorial Chamber are the eight ‘Books of Remembrance’ that contain the names of more than 120,000 Canadians who gave their lives in the service of Canada

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: L/Corporal William Russell

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: L/Corporal William Russell

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

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