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Robert Leslie Russell

In memory of:

Sergeant Robert Leslie Russell

June 15, 1945


Shinagawa Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/22946

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

January 26, 1915
Farnham, Quebec

Enlistment:

February 7, 1940
Quebec City, Quebec

Son of Charles Henry Russell, Veteran of the First World War, service number 448154, and Martha Hills. Husband of Florence Mary Simms, of Sillery, Québec. Father of Timothy Robert Russell. Brother of Albert James Russell, service number E-22957, Royal Rifles of Canada, prisoner of war in Hong Kong and in Japan, and of Charles Russell who fought in Europe in the Second World War and survived the war.

He served in Québec, in New Brunswick, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Ontario, in Hong Kong with Force C and as prisoner of war in Japan. He had 1,956 days of service, including 1,327 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 561 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Cdn Sec. B. A. 13.

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Robert Leslie Russell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Robert Russell– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Russell top left. From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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