Thomas J. Russell
Company C 22nd Infantry
Thomas J. Russell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1874.
He enlisted as a Private for a
period of 3 years in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on October
at Springfield, Massachusetts. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as nickel plater.
Private Russell died on October 7, 1901 when he drowned in the Rio Grande de Pasig River.
In the Returns of the 22nd
Infantry for the month of October 1901
his date of death was recorded as October 8, 1901.
Thomas J. Russell was buried in the military cemetery at San Isidro on the Island of Luzon.
His body was returned to the
United States aboard the transport Logan arriving in San
California on October 13, 1902. His body was then shipped to his mother Mrs. Jonathan Russell
in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Saint Michaels Cemetery
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