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Alfred Leslie RUSH

Regimental number3420
Place of birthBundanoon New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
AddressNairide, Bundanoon, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs E L Rush, Bundanoon, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Machine Gun Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 15 April 1918
Date of death25 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row O, Grave No. 13), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
179
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
NOMINAL ROLL SHOWS RUSH ALFRED LESLIE KIA 15/4/1918. CEMETERY DETAILS AS ARTHUR KIA 25/4/1918. Parents: Phillip and Jemima RUSH. Native of Bundanoon, New South Wales
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During enemy counter attacks he worked his gun with coolness and courage, and caused many casualties to the enemy, inspiring the men under him by his courage and determination. Throughout the action he did most valuable work in a cool and determined manner, in spite of heavy casualties to his team.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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