Charles RUSH MID

RUSH, Charles

Service Number: 609
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: Doyle’s Australian Scouts
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Mitchell, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 609
20 Aug 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 609, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 506 & 518 notes he was part of 1st Draft which embarked 20 Aug 1901 from Sydney aboard Britannic arriving Cape Town 22 Sep 1901.
23 Jun 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 609, Doyle’s Australian Scouts, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray P. 508 & 518 notes 6th embarked Durban 17 May 1902 returning to Australia aboard Devon arriving Brisbane 17 Jun 1902, disbanded 23 Jun 1902.
29 Jul 1902: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Mentioned in Despatches by Lord Kitchener, Doyle's Scouts, London Gazette 29 July 1902.

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Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

Charles Rush served twice in the South African (Boer) War, first as a Private S.N. 208 in the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, and second as a Private S.N. 609 in the 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen and also as a Trooper in Doyle's Australian Scouts. He was mentioned in dispatches by Lord Kitchener for his service in Doyle's Scouts.

He remained in South Africa for further service when the 6th QIB returned to Australia, the date of his return and discharge are not given. (source AWM Boer War Nominal Roll, Murray p. 471 & 518; AWM Honours and Awards).