|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Mudgee, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Gulgong, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Father, William George Rusten, Tallewang Road, Gulgong, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/11/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 524 Pte Albert Patrick RUSTEN, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919; 1656 Gunner Joseph RUSTEN, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 1654 Pte John Wright RUSTEN, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 10 July 1918.|
War service: embarked from Sydney, 18 November 1915. With Artillery Details, Maadi, Egypt, 27 December 1915. Taken on strength, 25th Howitzer Brigade, 27 March 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916. Taken on strength, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 July 1916.
On furlough, 10-26 January 1918. Transferred to Brigade Headquarters, 27 March 1918.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 22 July 1919; discharged, 13 September 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||57|
|Place of burial||Gulgong Cemetery, New South Wales|