Name: Private Charles Rushin 2975
Date of Birth: September 1878
Address: Wells Yard, Anstey
John Rushin d.1918
Stepmother: Pricilla Smith m 1896
Occupation before the war: Shoe trade finisher
Philip b.1881 | Jemima b.1882 | John b.1884 | Nellie b.1886 | Lucy b.1888 | Lois b.1890 | Tom b.1892 | Ada b1896
Date Died: 7.2.1915
Place of Death: Hospital at Bethune France
Place of Burial/Memorial: Iv A 6, Bethune Town Cemetery
Cause of death: Died from wounds received in action
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- Surname recorded as Ruskin on CWGC Memorial Records
- In the 1901 census, Charles was serving as a Private with the Coldstream Guards and was stationed at Chelsea Barracks, Bridge Road, London, but had returned to Anstey by 1911
- Married Venice (Lavina) Harrison in September 1906 and had 2 children –Lucy b,March 1907; Lena b.March 1909 and Elsie b.March 1911
- In 1919, Charles’s widow married John Gardner in the Atherstone, Warwickshire district; they resided at Lindley Lodge, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
- Charles also served in the South African Campaign.
- His half brother Reuben( Smith), born 1895 also died in WW1 in 1916 and was buried at Theipval Cemetery.
- On Saturday February 20th 1915 The Leicester Chronicle and Leicestershire Mercury published the following article under the heading. “LEICESTER SOLDIER’S DEATH AT BETHUNE.” – Mrs. V. Rushin, 38, Christow Street, Leicester, received intimation from the War Office on Wednesday, of the death of her husband, Pte. Chas. Rushin, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards, which took place on February 7th in hospital in Bethune from wounds received in action. Pte. Rushin who was a reservist went through the South African war. He was a native of Anstey, and was 36 years of age.