RUSHWORTH Arthur Edward

Arthur Edward RUSHWORTH


Arthur’s place of birth is recorded as Queensbury.  In 1901 he was living in Illingworth with his parents Joseph and Martha and at that time he was aged 6, no 1911 census return for the family has been found.  The 1891 census shows Joseph Rushworth living at 46 Ambler Thorn.

Arthur enlisted in Bingley and served in the 1st/5th Battalion. Northumberland Fusiliers. He was recorded missing on 14th November 1916 and later this was changed to missing, presumed dead.

1st/5th Battalion. Northumberland Fusiliers launched an attack at 06:45hrs on 14th November.  The Battalion had left camp near to High Wood and moved into the Flers line on 11 November.  They received orders for the attack on 13th November and spent that day moving into their jump off trenches and bringing up supplies.  The war diary gives a detailed account of the action.  Casualties for Other Ranks: 35 killed, 138 wounded, 84 missing.

Arthur is named on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL (Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B).