A Rushton

Photograph from the Cutler Collection

Brother of Frederick and Alfred

Born 24th October 1897 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 21st November 1897 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married in 16 July 1928 to Ada Thompson, St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe. Daughter June born 1931.

Died November 1947. He is buried in Radcliffe  on Trent cemetery (Plot D119 – no headstone).

1901 Census

Age 3 living on Palin Row, Radcliffe on Trent with father William, house painter and decorator, mother Annie, brothers Alfred 10, Frederick 5 and sisters Lizzie 8 and Violet 7 months.

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 15 April 1901

1911 Census

Age 13 a stable boy living in Rose Cottage, Main Road, with parents William and Annie, brothers Alfred 20 a decorator’s apprentice, Frederick 15 an errand boy, Edward 1 and sisters Lizzie 18 and Violet 10.

Military Service

From Absent Voters List 1918

Rank: Private

Service Number: SE/30019

Military Unit: 4th Reserve Sec. Army Veterinary Corps

Theatre of War: Unknown. Possibly served in the UK so did not enter a theatre of war or receive campaign medals.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Royal Oak Cottages, Radcliffe on Trent. Note – on the 1918 Electoral Register, Albert’s service number is given as 30019, which leads to a Medal Rolls Index Card for Thomas Rushton who served from 17.3.15 in four different regiments: the South Staffordshire, Notts and Derby, Hampshire and (again) Notts and Derby Regiments. Proof that the military details from the 1918 Electoral Register are indeed those of Albert Rushton is given on his pension record card dated 30.11.19 (recently released from Western Front Association), where he is recorded as SE/30019, Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

He was awarded a pension of eight shillings per week from 1 December 1919 to 1 June 1920 but no details are given of disablement or how long his pension continued. A search for service number SE/30019 in the Medal Rolls Index cards yields no results, so he is unlikely to have served abroad.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Royal Oak Cottages

Other Information

1920 Wright’s Directory

1915 Wright’s Directory

1913/14 Wright’s Directory

1921 Census

Address: Rose Cottage, Royal Oak Yard, Radcliffe

Employment: greengrocer

Household: wife Violet, father William, greengrocer, mother Annie, brothers Fred,  Golf Club assistant, and Edward

1939 Register

Address: Sydney Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: warehouseman or greengrocer, Co-operative Society. Special Constable

Household: Living with wife Ada

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and buried in Radcliffe on Trent and was on active service during the war.