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George F. Russell

Submitted by: Russell J VanTine {Grand-nephew}

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George Russell served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1916 and the service was completed in 1917.

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My Grandfather, Joseph Russell lost 3 brothers in WWI.

His brother Sergeant George F. Russell was in Company B, 307th infantry, 77th Division (the Liberty Division) died on Oct 5, 2018 in the Battle of Argonne forest and is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery plot C, Row 34, Grave 6. Many members of that company were part of the "Lost Battalion".

BUT.... The "REST OF THE STORY" is that he was one of THREE brothers lost during WWI.

Peter Russell was injured was gassed during fighting in France. It may have been during the same offensive. However he did not die at war. He died 5 years later in 1924 at Woodhaven Hospital as a result of the effects of the gas while at war.

Bernard Russell, the youngest brother died while in Basic Training in Georgia, USA (Camp Handcock, I believe) of influenza and pneumonia.

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