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Andrew Hamilton Russell

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Andrew Hamilton Russell


23 Feb 1868 – 28 Nov 1960


Andrew Hamilton Russell
Andrew Russell was one of New Zealand's most important military leaders of the First World War, known for his strategic brilliance and meticulous planning.

Events In History

1 March 1916

After the evacuation from Gallipoli in December 1915, New Zealand troops returned to Egypt to recover and regroup. In February 1916, it was decided that Australian and New Zealand infantry divisions would be sent to the Western Front. On 1 March, the New Zealand Division was formed.

Walter Long, Secretary for the Colonies, inspects New Zealand troops near Bailleul, northern France, on 9 March 1917.

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