Sgt. Andrew Russell Memorial Bench, Walcha

Sgt. Andrew Russell Memorial Bench, WalchaSgt. Andrew Russell Memorial Bench, Walcha, close up of dedication plaque
Description

The memorial is a timber garden bench with a plaque attached. The plaque is inscribed with a dedication to Sgt. Andrew Russell who was killed in action in Afghanistan on 16 February 2002. It is located in the north-eastern corner of Walcha Anzac Memorial Park, near the Walcha and District War Memorial. It is positioned next to a similar memorial bench for Lt. Michael Housden Fussell

The memorial was designed by Walcha Shire Council, the Royal Australian Engineers and the Walcha Lions Club. It was donated by 2 Troop 1 Field, Royal Australian Engineers and the Walcha Lions Club.

Sgt. Russell enlisted in the Australian Army on 26 November 1986. He completed his basic recruiting training at Kapooka and then joined the Royal Australian Engineer Corps. He was deployed on several postings overseas, including Iraq (1997), Kuwait (1998), East Timor (1899-2000) and Afghanistan (2002).

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Plaque

IN MEMORY OF
SGT. ANDREW RUSSELL SAS
KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN 16.02.2002
DONATED BY 2 TROOP 1 FIELD SQUADRON
ROYAL AUST. ENGINEERS AND
THE WALCHA LIONS CLUB

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Sergeant Andrew Russell Afghanistan, 2001–present Killed in action (KIA) Australian Army view
Address
Walcha Anzac Memorial Park
Cnr Derby and Hill Street
Walcha NSW 2354
Local Government Area
  • Walcha Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • Afghanistan, 2001–present

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