ALFRED WILLIAM RUSHTON 1891–1966
Brother of Albert and Frederick
Born 2 February 1891, Radcliffe on Trent.
Baptised 8th March 1891, St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Married 23rd November 1915 to Catherine Elizabeth Marshall at St Ann’s Church, Nottingham
Daughter Kathleen born 8 March 1920
Died 1966, buried in the cemetery with Catherine Elizabeth at Radcliffe on Trent age seventy-five. (Plot No N112)
Age 2 months living on Cropwell Road with father William, age 23, a house decorator and mother Annie, age 20.
Age 10 living on Palin Row, Radcliffe on Trent with father William 33, house painter and decorator, mother Annie 30, brothers Frederick 5, Albert 3 and sisters Lizzie 8 and Violet 7 months.
Age 20, a decorator’s apprentice, living in Rose Cottage, Main Road, with parents William, 43, and Annie 40, brothers Frederick 15, an errand boy, Albert 13, a stable boy, Edward 1 and sisters Lizzie 18 and Violet 10.
Military Service during WWI
Service number: T/260419
Military Unit: Army Service Corps, 530th Company
Theatre of War: remained in the U.K. so did not enter a theatre of war or receive campaign medals.
5.12.15: Enlisted Nottingham
6.12.15: To Army Reserve
19.3.16: Posted to Reserves
5.12.16: (Re)enlisted at Nottingham.
Height 5ft 2ins, weight 125 lbs, eyes brown, hair fair, vision in both eyes 6/12. Health category C1.
Trade: chemists assistant, employer Bass, Wilford Road, 52 Melton St., Nottingham.
Home address: 13 Cathcart Hill, Rookwood Road, Nottingham.
29.12.16: Home to 18.4.17
31.1.17: Hospital near Newcastle until 13.2.17. Laryngitis.
28.3.17: Medical Board Rheumatic pains in various joints. Heart systolic murmurs. Loudest at apex
18.4.17: Discharged from Army, Woolwich Dockyard under para 392, Kings Regulations, being no longer physically fit for war service.
There were six further medical boards in Nottingham during the five years following his discharge.
28.2.19 Systolic murmurs occasionally audible but disappearance on change of position because does not elicit distress nor does it bring out a mutual murmur. Less than 20%.
28.2.19 No organic disease. Complains shortness of breath. No enlargement of heart and varicose tolerance good … of irregular heart. 20%
5.3.20 Heart not enlarged, no murmur. Pulse 80, blood pressure 144/80. 25%
6.4.20 Occasional pain in left side of chest. Lumps normal (rest of report illegible) 20%
6.9.21 Medical report illegible.
28.9.22 General condition good. Tongue furred, teeth D and D. Pulse 96, blood pressure 100/80. XT good. No sensory change in left hand. Abdomen NAD.
He received a pension of 8 shillings per week plus 2 shillings for his wife from 19.4.17 to 31.10.22 for 20% disability due to VDH mitral (Ventricular disease of the heart). His pension then ceased as he had recovered and therefore ‘no grounds for further award’.
Address: 19 Lomas Street, Nottingham
Employment: paper hanger and decorator
Household: wife Catherine and daughter Kathleen
Address: 9 Church Street, Nottingham
Occupation: painter and decorator, laundry work
Household: living with wife Katherine (Catherine) born 30.4.1890, a laundry receiving office manager and daughter Kathleen born 8.3.1920, a waste manufacturer clerk.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent