Photograph of the grave of Lieut A L Rush

Accession Number P10079.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Villers-Bretonneux Area, Villers-Bretonneux
Date made c 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The grave in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France, of Lieutenant (Lt) Arthur Leslie Rush DCM, 14th Machine Gun Company. Lt Rush was an orchardist in Bundanoon, NSW, before enlistment, and embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Euripides (A14) on 2 November 1915. He began his service as a Private and was promoted several times. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) on 15 March 1918: "During enemy counterattacks he worked his gun with coolness and courage, and caused many casualities to the enemy, inspiring the men under him". Lt Rush was killed in action on 25 April 1918 whilst making a reconnaissance of a gun position during an operation in the vicinity of Villers-Bretonneux.