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Wilfred Bushby

Wilfred Bushby

Male 1876 - 1948  (72 years)

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  • Name Wilfred Bushby 
    Nickname Wift 
    Born 03 Aug 1876  Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Born at 30 Cheltenham Street, Barrow-in-Furness.
    Christened 10 Sep 1876  Emmanuel/Abbey Road Congregational Church, Barrow-in-Furness Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Wilfred "Wift" Bushby was born in England in 1876 and emigrated to Australia as a four year old with his siblings and parents Martha and James.

    Wift was a blacksmith and his brother George "Jordie" Bushby was a carpenter. As young men, they traveled to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, to find their fortune mining in the gold rush. They lived in tents in Kalgoorlie. Jordie had a loyal dog that scared off an aboriginal gentleman in his tent who was holding a nulla nulla over him while he slept.

    At age 40 (1915) Wift enlisted in the 10th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement. He served in Egypt, and return to Western Australia on 17 Jul 1919.

    Wift returned to the gold mines after the war.

    It is thought Wift never had any children and died alone in Leonora District Hospital, Western Australia, on 30 Aug 1948 aged 72. 
    Physical Description 13 Mar 1916  Kalgoorlie, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military examination shows:
    Height: 5 feet 10 inches
    Weight: 147 pounds
    Chest: 38.5 inches
    Complexion: Dark
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Brown
    Religious Denomination: Church of England
    Scar on forehead over left eye 
    Military Service 1915-1919  [4
    Wilfred BUSHBY
    Regimental number: 2637
    Religion: Church of England
    Occupation: Blacksmith
    Address: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
    Marital status: Single
    Age at embarkation: 40
    Next of kin: Mother, Mrs Martha Jane Bushby, Canada, address unknown
    Enlistment date: 13 March 1915
    Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll: 16 March 1916
    Rank on enlistment: Private
    Unit name: 10th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
    AWM Embarkation Roll number: 10/15/3
    Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Morea on 6 June 1916
    Rank from Nominal Roll: Private
    Unit from Nominal Roll: 10th Light Horse Regiment
    Fate: Returned to Australia 17 July 1919  
    Died 30 Aug 1948  Leonora, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Aug 1948  Leonora Cemetery, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I513983998  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2009 

    Father James Bushby,   b. Abt 1832, Sandwith, St. Bees, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1893, Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Martha Aitken,   b. 02 Aug 1839, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1922, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1857  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Photos
    The Bushby Brothers
    The Bushby Brothers
    Sitting from left to right: Walter Bushby, Robert Bushby (100% right), John Bushby (100% right)

    Standing Left to Right: Fred (maybe) or William, Wilfred, George

    "We concluded that Wilfred is Wilfred (standing middle) as he does have a noticable scar on his forehead (which is documented on his WW1 record). He also seems to be wearing his "best shirt" again . . same as other photo.)"

    Approximate ages of the boys: Robert 47, Walter 45, John 40, Fred 32 or William 36, George 31 and Wilfred 29.
    Documents
    1871 U.K. Census - James Bushby, Wife Martha, and Family - 7 Harrison Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (LA13)
    1871 U.K. Census - James Bushby, Wife Martha, and Family - 7 Harrison Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (LA13)
    The census report shows James Bushby (age 38, born in St. Bees, Cumbria) living with wife, Martha (age 31, born in Scotland), and children Robert (age 12, born in Scotland), Walter (age 12, born in Scotland), John (age 6, born in Barrow), Martha Jane (age 4, born in Barrow), William James (age 2, born in Barrow), and Harrison (age 3 months, born in Barrow).

    Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 4244; Folio: 44; Page: 24; GSU roll: 848079.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.
    1861 U.K. Census - James Bushby and wife Martha - Parish of Dalton, District of Barrow St. George
    1861 U.K. Census - James Bushby and wife Martha - Parish of Dalton, District of Barrow St. George
    The census shows James Bushby (age 32, born in Sandwick [?], Cumbria), a stone mason, living with his wife Martha (age 21, born in Stirling, Scotland), and sons Robert (age 2, born in Stirling, Scotland) and Walter (age 11 months, born in Stirling, Scotland).

    Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 3170; Folio: 52; Page: 24; GSU roll: 543090.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.
    Family ID F513881750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Wilfred 'Wift' Bushby
    Wilfred "Wift" Bushby
    Photographed at Mars Studio, Western Australia. On back "To [illegible] from Wilf." No date shown.
    Wilfred 'Wilf' Bushby (standing) and George Thomas 'Geordie' Bushby
    Wilfred "Wilf" Bushby (standing) and George Thomas "Geordie" Bushby
    Date and location of photograph not known.

    Documents
    George Thomas Bushby and Wilfred Bushby - 1906 Australian Electoral Roll
    George Thomas Bushby and Wilfred Bushby - 1906 Australian Electoral Roll
    The 1906 electoral roll shows George Thomas Bushby, a miner living at Broad Arrow Road, and Wilfred Bushby, a miner living at Hannan's Britannia. Both voted at the Campbell Street State School, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1901-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]
    George Thomas Bushby and Wilfred Bushby - 1901 Australian Electoral Roll
    George Thomas Bushby and Wilfred Bushby - 1901 Australian Electoral Roll
    The 1901 electoral roll shows George Thomas Bushby, a miner, living at Broad Arrow Road, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Wilfred Bushby, also a miner, was living at Hannan's Britannia, Kalgoorlie. They voted at the Campbell Street State School.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1901-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]
    Birth Certificate - Wilfred Bushby - Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
    Birth Certificate - Wilfred Bushby - Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
    Registration 279, 1876 birth records, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

    Wilfred Bushby, born 3 Aug 1876 at 30 Cheltenham Road, Barrow-in-Furness. Parents James Bushby and Martha [Aitken] Bushby, father a stonemason, recorded 9 Sep 1876 by mother.

    Albums
    Wilfred
    Wilfred "Wilf" Bushby Australian National Service (17)
    "Wilf" Bushby served in the 10th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement of the Australian Army from 1915 - 1919. These records are from the National Archives of Australia, and can also be seen on their website at http://naa12.naa.gov.au/Scripts/Imagine.asp?B=3175375&SE=1&I=1. Commonwealth of Australia 2009

  • Sources 
    1. [S4901] U.K. General Register Office, Barrow in Furness District, Volume 8e, Page 826 (Reliability: 3), Jul-Aug-Sep Quarter 1876.
      Actual date of birth 3 Aug 1876

    2. [S5019] Baptisms - Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria (Reliability: 3), 10 Sep 1876.

    3. [S5000] National Archives of Australia, Barcode: 3175375 (Reliability: 3), 13 Mar 1916.

    4. [S5000] National Archives of Australia, Barcode: 3175375 (Reliability: 3), 1915-1919.
      Title: Bushby Wilfred : SERN 2637 : POB Lancashire England : POE Blackboy Hill WA : NOK M Bushby Martha Jane
      Series number: B2455
      Control symbol: BUSHBY W
      Contents date range: c.1914 - c.1920
      Location: Canberra
      http://naa12.naa.gov.au/Scripts/Imagine.asp?B=3175375&SE=1&I=1

    5. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk) (Reliability: 3).