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Alfred George Rush

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Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred George AWMM
  • Surname
    Rush AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4715 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM C/o POst Office, Russell, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Elizabeth M. Rush (mother), 1 Ophir Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4715 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • 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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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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