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RUSSELL, Ronald James Kincraig (1922-2014)

RUSSELL, Ronald James Kincraig (1922-2014)

'Ron' Kincraig (Cricket 1941).

'Ron' Kincraig (Cricket 1941).

Grazier, 'Ron' Russell was enrolled as a boarder at College on 13 February 1935 attending until December, 1941. After leaving School he became a jacakaroo near Birregurra and, after the outbreak of World War II, joined the 2nd Field Ambulance (Militia). He enlisted in the RAAF on 12 September 1942 serving with RDF Wing from March 1943 to August 1944 before posting to 152 Radar Station Advanced HQ at Madang New Guinea from May to September, 1945. After the war he returned to farming.

At College he was a notable sportsman, a member of the 1st Cricket XI in 1941, the 1st Football XVIII of 1940 and 1941 and Captain of the Athletics Team in 1941. He was also a College Cadet Corps sergeant-major.

'Ron', age 92, died at Winchelsea on 25 November 2014. His brother, David, son Peter and grandsons all attended College.

Sources: Geelong Advertiser 28 November 2014; Ad Astra January 2015 p52. OGC 1937.
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