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William Russell (1792–1853)

At Newcastle, on the 20th instant, after a long illness, which he bore with Christian fortitude, Major Russell, formerly of the 20th Regiment, aged 80. Major Russell was engaged with the 20th Regiment in Holland, in 1799; in Egypt, in 1801; and throughout the Peninsular War, in the actions of Maida, Vimiera, Corunna, Pyrenees, Nive, Nivelle, Orthes, and Toulouse. In the last two actions he commanded the regiment and his name was subsequently made honourable mention of in brigade and division orders, and two gold medals awarded to him. He has also obtained the Peninsular medals lately issued. He arrived in this colony with his family in 1837.

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September, 1792
Mallow, Cork, Ireland


20 April, 1853 (aged 60)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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