ARTHUR ROBERT RUSHTON 1896–1958
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
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Admitted 7 May 1900
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.
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.
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.
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
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent
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