Henry William Rusden

First Name: 
Henry
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Rusden
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, January 16, 1884
Mother's Name: 
Mary Rusden nee Daly
Father's Name: 
John Rusden
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, July 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, February 26, 1946
Place of Death: 
Hurstville, N.S.W.
Details: 

Henry William Rusden (Service No 2709), was born in Cobar, N.S.W.

On 17th August 1907, he married Florence Teerman, in his home town, before the couple moved to Wollongong, N.S.W.

At enlistment he was 32 years old, worked as a quarryman and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W. 

Henry embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic, with 45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, on 7th October 1916. He arrived in England on 21st November 1916, and joined the 45th Battalion in France, on 18th January 1917, at the height of the worst winter in decades.

On 8th March 1917, Henry was admitted to hospital with severe trench feet, returning to duty on 28th July 1917. He was wounded in action in Belgium, on 13th October 1917, and was evacuated to hospital in England, for treatment of a gun shot wound to his right arm. Henry returned to duty on 21st February 1918. He was returned to Australia in June 1919 and discharged medically unfit on 30th August 1919.

Henry died in Sydney, N.S.W., in 1946.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, RUSDEN HENRY WILLIAM

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