J RUSH -
Incorrectly inscribed on the memorial should be J RUSHE.
Private John Rushe 18015 was born around 1881 at Glenamaddy, Co Galway, Ireland. He enlisted in Chesterfield and served with the Sherwood Foresters 9th Battalion. John lost his life at Gallipoli on 10th August 1915.
John was awarded the British, Victory and 15 Star and his memorial is at Helles in Turkey.
His connection to New Whittington ...........
|1911 census John Rushe - 85 South Street, New Whittington|
At the time of the 1911 census John was aged 30 years old and working as a miner. He is living 85 South Street, New Whittington lodging with George and Emma Cartledge and their family.
The 1901 Census for Ireland shows a John Rushe aged 16 years old (born c.1885) living in Ballyhard, Glenamaddy, Co Galway. He is the son of Mary Rushe, who is recorded as married but no husband is given at the time. John has two sisters; Katherine and Bridget and a brother named Thomas.
|Ireland WW1 Casualties Memorial List|
John is listed on the Ireland, Casualties of War 1 1914 - 1918 Memorial list - his age does not tally with his age on either the 1901 or the 1911 census.
Thank you to Wendy Pockson for identifying John Rushe.