Topic: Neil Ruffell RUSSELL

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Probate: Will at Archives NZ Wellington.

NOK: Mrs Marion Alice Russell (wife), PO Box 18, Dannevirke.

Last Employer: Self at Dannevirke.

Previous Military Training: Defence Cadets.

Declared Age: 28 years.             Height: 5'8".

Weight: 150lb.                            Chest: 31"-35".

Complexion: Fair.                      Eyes: Grey.                    

Hair: Fair.


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Neil Ruffell RUSSELL

Date of birth:30 March 1888
Date of death:26 March 1918
Place of birth:Foxton, Manawatu, New Zealand
Educational achievements:Dux of Dannevirke High School 1903. University Graduate
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Occupation:Barrister and Solicitor
Last known residence:Dannevirke
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:In the Field, France
Buried where:Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps. III. B. 6
Marriage date:2 November 1915
Place of marriage:Dannevirke by E Robertshawe
Spouses name:Marion Alice (nee Cowper m 2 Nov 1915 at Dannevirke by E Robertshawe)
Children:Elizabeth (b Dannevirke 18 July 1916)
Fathers name:John Ruffell Russell
Mothers name:Mary Ellen (née Michell)
Parents date of marriage:1881
Siblings:Wilfred Ruffell (b 1882), Eveline Mary (b 1884), Harold Tresider (b 1887), and Thelma Hannah (b 1908)
Parents place of marriage:New Zealand
Date of arrival overseas:16 August 1917
Theatres of war:Western European 1917, 1918
Place of embarkation:Wellington on 'Willochra'
War memorial:Foxton School
Place enlisted:Trentham
Christian names:Neil Ruffell
Place of arrival overseas:Devonport, England
School:Palmerston North High School. Dannevirke High School 19 October 1903 16 September 1904
Service number:32542
Religion:Church Of England
Date enlisted:25 July 1916
Final rank:2nd Lieutenant
Regiment or service:1st Bn Auckland Infantry Brigade NZEF
Embarkation date:09 June 1917
User reference:10.253