• Cecil Rush

Cecil was at the first landing in Gallipoli and served with the 15th battalion until the end of hositilities on the Western Front. He arrived home in 1919, married Agnes Coleman and had one son, Clay Rush in 1922. Cecil died of war related injuries in January 1924. He was my grandfather.His brother was also at the first landing and was killed on 25 April 1915. Cecil also lost 2 cousins during the war. His sister Edith Rush served in Egypt and England with the Australian Nursing Service. Edith arrived home at the end of 1918. Edith nursed Cecil during his last days and I remember meeting her at her home in Bondi on a number of occasions when I was a child.