The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant Alexander Russell

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Richard Allan Bushell, KAMBAH ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: My Great, Great Grandfather


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