Private 10456 John Howard Rushton

Killed in Action on Friday, 4th May 1917, age 19.
Commemorated on Bay 3 of Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, France.

'B' Company of 2nd Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 22nd Brigade of 7th Division.

Son of John William and Fanny Rushton, of 112, Whitehall Rd., Great Bridge, Tipton, Staffs.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Birmingham, Resident: Great Bridge.

First landed France & Flanders, 2nd June 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the St. Peter's, Greets Green Memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1637936/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
217 Horseley Heath, Tipton, Staffs.
John Rushton (34, Brickyard Labourer, born Tipton), his wife Fanny (33, born Tipton), and their 4 children: Ethel (10, born Tipton), Gladys (6, born Tipton), John (3, born Tipton), and Horace (8 months, born Tipton).

1911 Census
112 Whitehall Rd., Great Bridge, Tipton, Staffs.
John William Rushton (44, Engine Driver, born Tipton), his wife Fanny (43, born Tipton), and their 8 surviving children of 9: Ethel Blanche (20, born Tipton), Gladys Gertrude (16, born Tipton), John Howard (13, Telegraph Messanger for Post Office, born Tipton), Horace (10, School, born Tipton), Samuel Richard (8, School, born Tipton), Cyril (5, School, born Tipton), Ulbert Henry (4, born Tipton), and George Stanley (10 months, born Tipton).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings