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Private G W C Russell


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Private George William Charles RUSSELL, L/11325, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 

Born 18th June 1898, Plumstead, Woolwich, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, Kent, 27th June 1916, age 18, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 112lbs, resided Charlesfield Road, Horley, Surrey. Formerly munitions worker.

Son of Alice Jane Russell, Charlesfield Road, Horley, Surrey.

Home, 27th June 1916 to 25th September 1917; BEF, 26th September 1917 to 7th October 1918; Home, 8th October 1918 to 14th September 1919.

27th June 1916, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th January 1917, deprived of 8 days pay by Commanding Officer for absence, forfeits 4 days pay; 26th September 1917, posted Infantry Base Depot, Etaples: 9th October 1917, posted 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th February 1918, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd October 1918, wounded; 8th October 1918, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th December 1918, posted IBD?; 11th February 1919, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment ; 21st February 1919, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st February 1919 to 20th March 1919, furlough; 29th March 1919, posted 1st FSD, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st August 1919, Milton Barracks, Gravesend, Kent.

14th September 1919, discharged  as "no longer physically fit for War Service" due to wounds Silver War Badge issued.

Pension, 12/-?  a week for 52 weeks, conditional. Disability, gun shot wound, right groin.

AWARDS: MM


London Gazette 17th June 1919

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men:

L/11325 Pte. Russell, G. W. C., 6th Battalion. (Horley).


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