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Edith Danson RUSH

Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Other NamesEdith Dawson
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLeura, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 3"
Weight202 lbs
Next of kinFather, W C Rush, Nelson's Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 May 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentStaff Nurse
Unit name3rd Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSister
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1919)

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1920

Royal Red Cross, Second Class

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Discharge date6 June 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1390A Company Sergeant Major Cecil RUSH CdeG, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919; 1045 Pte George Alfred RUSH, 9th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915; Cousins: Captain Horace Roy RUSH, 20th Bn, killed in action, 15 November 1916; Lt Bertie Danson RUSH MC, 30th Bn, died of wounds, 4 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 11 December 1915 (no details recorded); discharged to duty, 1 January 1916.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria for England, 25 September 1916; arrived Brighton, England, 5 October 1916, with 3rd Australian General Hospital.

Awarded Royal Red Cross (2nd Class), 1 January 1917.

Admitted to Infections Hospital, Brighton, 25 January 1917; marched into 3rd Australian General Hospital for duty, from being sick, 12 February 1917, and granted furlough.

Rejoined unit from furlough, 25 February 1917.

Detached for duty with No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 8 May 1917.

Detached for duty with No 3 Australian General Hospital, 13 May 1917.

Detached for duty with No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 May 1917. Detached for duty with No 2 AAH, Southall, 21 May 1917; with No 2 AGH, 26 May 1917; with No 3 AAH, 24 March 1917; with No 2 AAH, 7 May 1917.

Appointed Sister, 5 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 May 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 25 May 1917.

On leave to england, 2 February 1918.

Posted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 18 February 1918.

Posted to 10th Stationary Hospital for temporary duty, 12 April 1918.

Posted to No 1 ACCS, 17 April 1918.

Admitted to 18th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 June 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to unit, 18 June 1918.

Posted to No 2 AGH, Wimereux, for duty, 28 September 1918.

On leave to Paris, 28 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 12 November 1918.

Proceeded to England to report to Matron-in-Charge, Australian Army Nursing Service, London, 19 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 24 January 1920; disembarked Sydney, 8 March 1920; discharged, Sydney, 6 June 1920.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUSH Edith Danson

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