|Place of birth||Walkerville, South Australia|
|Address||Warwick Street, Walkerville, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, Robert Rusk, Warwick Street, Walkerville, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 70), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Walkerville Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: Robert and Hannah RUSK, Walkerville, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 7287 Pte Lindsay Gordon RUSK, 20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked for Gallipoli fom Alexandria, Egypt, 16 May 1915. Admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, 26 June 1915; transferred on Fleetsweeper 'Quinsey' to Mudros, 30 June 1915; returned to duty, 5 July 1915.
Board of Inquiry, 29 August 1915, met and found RUSK was 'missing believed killed, 29 August 1915'; Court of Inquiry, 17 December 1916, declared him to be 'Killed in action' at Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal