Alfred George AWMM
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Unknown AWMM C/o POst Office, Russell, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
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Mrs Elizabeth M. Rush (mother), 1 Ophir Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
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Eldest son of George Offord and Elizabeth Rush of Mill Road, Whangarei.
He was born in Whangarei and was educated at the Whangarei Primary and High Schools. While attending the High School Alfred Rush played the violin in the school orchestra. He took part in many forms of sport and with his friendly disposition made many friends, while his attention to his duties at the post office made him a popular and efficient officer.
Before enlistment he was a member of the Post and Telegraph Department's staff, and was well known in Northland as he was for a period a relieving officer and worked in many post offices in the area. At the outbreak of war was at the Russell office.
He enlisted immediately and went overseas with the 1st Echelon, attached to Headquarters Signallers. He saw service in Greece and from there was returned to Egypt, thus missing the Crete campaign. AWMM
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- Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
- Roll of Honour, Christ's Church (Anglican), WW2, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
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- Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 1: WW2 158 AWMM
- Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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