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Place of Birth: Castle Bolton, Yorkshire
Service No: 183931
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia)
Division: 1st Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1918-09-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: C.5.
CWGC Cemetery: UPTON WOOD CEMETERY, HENDECOURT-LES-CAGNICOURT
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division
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