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Name: Alan RUSHTON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sergeant, Wireless Operator Air Gunner Initials: A Service No.:
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 21
Unit: 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 6 Clifford Gardens, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Of injuries received as a result of a road accident.
Date of Death: Thursday 7th May 1942
Place of Death: In hospital.
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Font, at Robert Young Memorial Methodist Church, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Hookergate School Memorial, Highfield, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Air Crew Europe Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, May 1944.
Family Details:
Son of William and Violet Ruston, of 6 Clifford Gardens, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Alan was educated at the local schools of Emmaville and Ryton; he then went on to further education. He had completed over twenty operational flights over enemy territory. He was seriously injured when his motorcycle was in collision with an American Army truck whilst in the South of England. Alan died as a result of his injuries.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 11th May 1942. Sunday Sun, 10th May 1943.
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