|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Other Names||Edith Dawson|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Leura, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Father, W C Rush, Nelson's Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Staff Nurse|
|Unit name||3rd Australian General Hospital|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/67/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sister|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian 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)
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Royal Red Cross, Second Class
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 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.|
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.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RUSH Edith Danson|