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Full Name: Russell Freeland Walford
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Russell Freeland
Surname: Walford
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 1024
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mr E. F. Walford (father)
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Kati Kati, New Zealand
Military District: Tauranga
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 2 Divisional Cavalry
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 188
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 16 December 1943
Age at Death: 29
Year of Death: 1943
Cemetery Name: Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: IX. D. 20.
Memorial Name: Roll of Honour, Katikati War Memorial Hall, Katikati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Biographical Notes: Russell Walford was the son of Edmund Freeland Walford and Winnifred Elsie Walford, Katikati, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Roll of Honour, Katikati War Memorial Hall (photo G.A. Fortune, March 2013)
  • Katikati War Memorial Hall, (photo G.A. Fortune, March 2013)
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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