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4th Regiment
NameRUSSELL – William
Regiment (s)4th Regiment (previous service may have been in another regiment)
Regiment Number (s) 631
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st Approx 1844 –deduced documents not available
2nd 10th August 1860/34 years/ Southampton
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Fresh / Brown / Brown / gunshot wound to left arm
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 15 years
Length of Service17 years 39 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th September 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Birr Kings Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Birr
1861 Manchester
1862 Birr
1865-1876 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem
1876 increased to 10d per diem for 6 years service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1826 Axmantown Birr Kings Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeAnne (Annie)  C1863 Not yet known
M BARRETT Francis 11th March 1880 Fremantle,Western Australia
D 23rd September 1893 Beaconsfield Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeWRIGHTSON Joseph
Date/Place of Marriage1880 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Monday 25th September 1893 page 4 Death of Anne Barrett
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st May 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1890 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information4th September 1861 War office restored 16 years’ service to count towards pension entitlement.
1861 Willm Russell 631 Private 1st Batt 4th Foot location Chatham
Discharge due to pneumonia and haemoptysis and general disability. Evidence of former wound to left arm received in action Gwalior 1857 (not certified).
There are sundry accounts of both Mary and William being charged with being drunk.
1881 Mary Russell widow of William Russell requested grant of land previously resumed by the Crown from her husband for failure to make improvements 19th November 1876 – refused.