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Arthur Harrison Bushby

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  • Name Arthur Harrison Bushby 
    Born 08 Oct 1896  Glebe, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Arthur Harrison BUSHBY

    Regimental number: 6236

    Date of birth: 8 October 1896

    Place of birth: Glebe, New South Wales

    School: Marrickville West Superior Public School, New South Wales

    Religion: Methodist

    Occupation: Dye maker

    Address: Carlyle, Hill Street, Marrickville, New South Wales

    Marital status: Single

    Age at embarkation: 19

    Next of kin: Father, H Bushby, Carlyle, Hill Street, Marrickville, New South Wales

    Previous military service: Served in the Compulsory Military Training scheme, Sydney, New South Wales.

    Enlistment date: 17 March 1916

    Rank on enlistment: Private

    Unit name: 3rd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement

    AWM Embarkation Roll number: 23/20/3

    Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916

    Rank from Nominal Roll: Private

    Unit from Nominal Roll: 3rd Battalion

    Fate: Killed in Action 20 September 1917

    Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll): Lewis gunner at the time of his death

    Place of death or wounding: NE of Ypres, Belgium

    Age at death: 20

    Age at death from cemetery records: 20

    Place of burial:No known grave

    Commemoration details: The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium

    The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

    The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.

    The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

    Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.

    Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 35

    Miscellaneous information from cemetery records Parents: Harrison and Mary BUSHBY, 'Carlisle', Hill Street, Marrickville, New South Wales. Native of Sydney

    Family/military connections Cousins: 11 Corporal Francis Anthony ANGELINETTA 36th Bn, killed in action, 22 January 1917; Pte R. BRADY [cannot be further identified]; 4162 Pte Harold Sydney BUSHBY, 11th Bn, killed in action, Messines Ridge, Belgium, 26 January 1918.

    Other details:

    War service: Western Front

    Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

    http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=41098

    See also Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=1598067 
    Died 20 Sep 1917  North East of Ypres, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried No Known Grave Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I513983578  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2009 

    Father Harrison Bushby,   b. 1ST QTR 1871, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Blanche Brady,   b. Abt 1875,   d. 1956, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 1895  Glebe, N.S.W., Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F513881751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart