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Name William Henry Rush.
Nick Name  
Last Known Address Sunderland
Family Circumstances  

Unit of Service Royal Navy. HMS Ganges (training then multiple Ships).
Number and Rank J/21583. A/B Seaman.
Date & Place of Death 15th October 1981. Sunderland Royal Infirmary.
Grave Location
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Where Commemorated
(if known)
 

Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

William joined the Royal Navy in December 1912 on Boy Service. In May 1915 he was signed on for 12 years Service. He went on various ships including HMS Shannon which he was on at the Battle of Jutland. He continued his service finishing his service on HMS Shannon in 1919.  Below is his Service record. We have not been able to verify Williams medal entitlement but he should have recieved the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

 

Other general information. online links, images etc.

William was born in Sunderland on the 28th May 1897.

On Williams Service Record which is below he is listed as a Colliery Boy.

After his Royal Navy service he became a Merchant Seaman. He went onto work at J.L. Thompson's Shipyard as a Ships Rigger before retiring in 1962.

Below is a link to the Wikipedia page for H.M.S. Shannon. 

H.M.S. Shannon.

 

 

Below is the 1901 Census Showing the Rush family living in Ettrick Place.

Name:

William Rush

Age:

3

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1898

Relation to Head:

Son

Gender:

Male

Father:

William Rush

Mother:

Jane Rush

Birth Place:

Sunderland, Durham, England

Household Members:

Name

Age

William Rush

24

Jane Rush

28

William Rush

3

Hamilton Rush

6/12

 

Below is the 1911 Census showing the Rush Family living in Robinson Terrace.

 

Name:

William Henry Rush

Age in 1911:

13

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1898

Relation to Head:

Son

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Sunderland, Durham, England

Household Members:

Name

Age

William Rush

34

Mary Jane Rush

36

Marget Tomphons

16

William Henry Rush

13

Hamilton Rush

10

Jame Rush

8

John James Rush

5

 

 

Below is a promotional Cigarette Card showing the crest of HMS Shannon.

 

HMS Shannon Postcard.

 

Below is Williams Service Record.

 

 

Below is the Central Record entry of Williams death.

Towards the bottom of the left hand column.

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