Fridrich Grusausky

Alias Grusansky; 1920 name changed to Frederick Russell

Born 20.06.1891

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin German / Latvian

Religion 1915 Church of England; 1916 Lutheran

Father Frederick Grusausky

Mother Henrietta Erenberg


Wife Lillias Amelia Lawrence Russell (nee Frase), married 1920 Victoria, daughter Olga b. 1925; wife Dorothy June Russell

Arrived at Australia
from Sweden
on 28.07.1911
per Hagen
disembarked at Melbourne (absconded from his ship)

Residence before enlistment Doncaster, Vic.

Occupation 1916 orchardist, 1924 hotel keeper, 1928 farmer

Service 1 (Depot)
enlisted 12.07.1915
POE Doncaster, Vic
rank Private
discharged 1915 MU

Service 2
service number 1540
enlisted 5.02.1916
POE Melbourne
unit 3rd Pioneer Battalion; 3rd MG Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 19.10.1918
discharged 16.02.1919 MU

Naturalisation 1913

Residence after the war Anglesea, Bairnsdale, Anglesea

Died 1967, Anglesea, Victoria


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Application to enlist in the AIF (NAA) (Grusansky)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

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