The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Alexander Russell|
Ancestor's Name: Alexander Nicholas Russell
Ancestor's date of birth: 29/01/1869
Ancestor's date of death: 24/06/1912
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided
Service Number: 2279
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided
Unit: 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Detail not provided
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 161
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales
Ship: Ranee, Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901 (most likely)
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: May 1901 - May 1902 in west then east Transvaal then west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: He returned in the Aurania, mid 1902. Alexander Nicholas Russell married Mabel Rebecca Jane Frost on return from the Boer War.
Name of Descendant: Richard Allan Bushell, KAMBAH ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: My Great, Great Grandfather