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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Harold RUSH

RUSH, Harold

Spirits of Gallipoli - Harold RUSH


Spirits of Gallipoli - Harold RUSH
Unit 10th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron Rank Trooper
Date of Enlistment 6 October 1914 Service no. 152
Date of Death 7 August 1915 Place of Death The Nek - Walker's Ridge
Age 23    
Cemetery Walker's Ridge Details II. C. 4
Epitaph His last words Goodbye cobber God bless you
Next of Kin (Father) RUSH Robert Address Bradfield St George, Bury St, Edmund's, England
Parents Robert and Amy Rush Address Bradfield St George, Bury St, Edmund's, England
Date of Birth   Place of birth England, Witnesham, Ipswich


“The word spread along the line.  Trooper Harold Rush, a young farmhand, realising he was likely to die in the next few moments, turned to his mate beside him and said: ‘Goodbye cobber.  God bless you’.  Later, when his grieving parents were told this they arranged for his last words to be inscribed on his headstone, which today lies in the cemetery on Walker’s Ridge.

The Nek, Peter Burness, page 113 (Source 5)

Other Sources

Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Western Mail Newspaper, 17 September 1915, page 23 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Western Mail Newspaper, 24 September 1915, page 31 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 14 (source 14)

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