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5569722   Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/09/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 27/08/1944 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Summary      
Patrick Joseph Rush was the son of Alice Rush. He was born about 1921. Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment when he died on 27th August 1944, age 23. Lance Corporal Rush is buried in Coalisland Roman Catholic Cemetery in Brackaville, County Tyrone.
Further Information
Patrick Joseph Rush was the son of Alice Rush. He was born about 1921.
From the family headstone, Alice was 79 when she died, making her birth date around 1887. The 1911 census lists an Alice Rush living in Camlough, Armagh. She was born in County Louth and was married by then for two years – around 1909.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 26th February 1944: Coalisland
Mrs Agnes Rush of Lineside, Coalisland, has received notification that her son, Private Patrick Rush, has been seriously wounded in Italy.
Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment when he died on 27th August 1944, age 23.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 2nd September 1944: Coalisland
Corporal P J Rush died from wounds received on the Italian front. He passed away at his mother’s residence, Line Street, Coalisland. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning to St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. Two of his brothers have also been wounded recently.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 21st April 1945: (Bernard Rush – brother of Corporal Patrick Rush)
Corporal Bernard Rush, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (so of Mrs Rush of Lineside, Coalisland), has been awarded the Military Medal. His brother, Corporal Patrick Rush, died at his mother’s residence some months ago from the effects of wounds received in Italy whilst serving with the Wiltshire Regiment. Corporal Bernard Rush’s wife and family reside in Omagh.
Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush is buried in Coalisland Roman Catholic Cemetery in Brackaville, County Tyrone.
Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
The CWGC record Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush as the son of Alice Rush.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Coalisland Churchyard Coalisland Buried in Coalisland RC Churchyard 54.544352 -6.706384
References and Links
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1 Possible listing of Alice Rush Living at house 53 in Frederick Street, Camlough, Armagh
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corporal Patrick J Rush's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020