Project Description

ARTHUR ROBERT RUSHTON 1896–1958

Labour corps

Born 1st January 1896, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 21st June 1896 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married 1918 to Julia Reynolds. Three children Nora, Barbara and Peter

Died 1958

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 7 May 1900

1901 Census

Age 4 living with parents Arthur and Mary (nee Stafford) on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent, sisters Annie 1 and Emma 3 and brother Harry 2 months. Grandfather Robert next door. Family of painters and decorators.

1911 Census

Age 14 living on Cropwell Road with father Arthur, (his mother died 1907) a painter and decorator, brother Harry 10, sisters Emma 13, Annie 11 and Mary 9 and a housekeeper Eliza Townsend. He is cousin to Albert and Frederick.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 138949, formerly 3447

Military Unit: 634th (Home Service) Employment Company, Labour Corps, formerly The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry  28.6.15.

Wounded

15.10.15: Effects of irritant gas poisoning; convalescent depot 6 days

On that date he was serving with 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters

15.10.15: 1 year’s service and 4 months with Field Force

Entitled to wear a wound stripe

For more information, description of  the Wound Stripe click here.

Discharged 8.3.17.

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

Wright’s directories 1913/14, 1915, 1920

Employed as warehouseman.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: No. 37 Council Houses, Cliff Crescent, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Clerk in Lace Warehouse

Air Raid Precautions Warden

Household: living with wife Julia

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent