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Arthur Edgar RUSHTON

Regimental number1087
Place of birthGladstone, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGladstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.3
Height5' 7"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Henry Rushton, Gladstone, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Infantry, Citizen Military Forces, Tasmania; resigned on leaving Tasmania.
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date22 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4893 Pte Clement Wilfred RUSHTON, 12th Bn, died of wounds, 8 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: pelassis rheumatism), 22 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUSHTON Arthur Edgar

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