Engine Room Artificer Tom Rushworth
|Birth date:||03 November 1894|
|Birth place:||United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester, Manchester|
|Final rank:||Engine Room Artificer|
|Service number:||5430 - First World War, 1914-1918|
Tom Rushworth served with the fledgling Royal Australian Navy, enlisting on 12 November 1915 as an Engine Room Artificer. Rushworth, originally from Manchester in England, was living in Collingwood, Victoria at the time and working as a fitter and turner. He initially worked aboard the HMAS Cerberus but was transferred to HMAS Australia in May 1916, with which he spent the rest of his wartime service.
Rushworth accompanied the Australia throughout its North Sea operations until late October 1918 when he transferred to work at the HMA London Depot. After the war, Tom Rushworth continued employment with the RAN, transferring through a number of ships until 1929 when, after fourteen years of service, he was discharged.
Official documents relating to the First World War service of 5430 Engine Room Artificer Tom Rushworth, HMAS Australia. The official documents include Rushworth's RAN passing certificate, other certificates relating to his technical capabilities and a recommendation for Rushworth's promotion to an...
Collection relating to the First World War service of 5430 Engine Room Artificer Tom Rushworth, HMAS Australia. Collection consists of various certificates; 23 postcards; and one writing folder containing a note written by Agnes Rice.
Maker: Rushworth, Tom
|Date of birth||1894-11-03|