Bertie Danson RUSH

Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressNewcastle East, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Amelia Rush, 40 Ocean Terrace, Newcastle East, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name30th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHebecourt British Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sidney and Alice RUSH, 'Ocean Terrace', Newcastle, New South Wales

Military Cross

'For conspiuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of transport. His convoy was heavily shelled and thrown into confusion. Though wounded, he rallied his men, re-formed the column under heavy fire, and completed the journey. On another occasion, when the column were broken up by shell fire he re-formed the party, re-loaded the wagons and got them to their destination. He showed great courage and coolness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsCousins: 1390A Company Sergeant Major Cecil RUSH CdeG, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919; Sister Edith D. RUSH RRC, Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 24 January 1920; 1045 Pte George Alfred RUSH, 9th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915; Captain Horace Roy RUSH, 20th Bn, killed in action, 15 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal