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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edmund William Russell

In memory of:

Rifleman Edmund William Russell

January 16, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:







Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information

Son of Benjamin and Ellen Russell, of Toronto; Husband of Edith Russell, also of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 209 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Naval and Mil. Plot. Sec. 1. Grave 416.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Edmund William Russell– Rifleman Russell enlisted in The Queen's Own Rifles upon the unit's mobilization in June, 1940. He served with the Regt in Newfoundland and New Brunswick in Charlie Coy (OC's batman) but was returned to the Reserve Battalion in Toronto as medically unfit when the QOR departed for England.
  • Gravemarker– Padre Cameron took this photo of Rifleman Russell's gravemarker in May 1997.

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