Norman Mervyn RUSHFORTH


RUSHFORTH, Norman Mervyn

Service Number: 861
Enlisted: 20 September 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stroud, NSW, 1889
Home Town: Kingaroy, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 26 April 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
IV E 7, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maitland High School Roll of Honour, Nanango War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 861, 15th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Corporal, SN 861, 17th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Corporal, SN 861, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George and Mary RUSHFORTH, The Rectory, Morpeth, New South Wales.

The parents of Corporal Rushforth received word from the Defence Department on May 25 that he had been wounded. His last letter to them was dated April 15.  They have since learned from Egypt that he was wounded in action on Apri 26, but was supposed to have remained on duty.  They have also learned from a comrade who was with him on April 25 that he had been wounded and was believed to be in Egypt.  Up to the present time the Defence Department has not been able to give them any particulars of his whereabouts or his condition.