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George Edward RUSHBY

Regimental number2521
Place of birthSouth Fremantle, Western Australia
Address107 Douro Street, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Rushby, 107 Douro Street, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 18 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateDied of wounds 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row C, Grave No. 7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Rachel RUSHBY

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. who is a stretcher bearer is brought under notice for valour and devotion to duty during operations near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917. His work was uniformly good throughout the attack. Again and again he went out between the Red and Blue Lines, over ground swept by machine gun and artillery fire to render first aid, and bring in wounded men. With an absolute disregard of personal risk he carried on with this work for many hours and was always cheerful under the most trying circumstances. He is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Miscellaneous detailsSee R2521 RUSHBY for second period of service.

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