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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- William James Bush -

Unknown person Name : William James Bush

Son of James Bush and Keturah Jane Bush (neé Notten), of Stanhope Lodge, Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Born 1894, East Cowes.
  Census information :

1901 : James and Keturah Bush, with their family including William, are at 4, Rye Cottage, Clarence Road, East Cowes. James Bush is a General Labourer.

1911 : James and Keturah Bush, with their family including William, are at 2 Kingston Cottages East Cowes. James Bush is a Farm labourer, William Bush is an Apprentice Carpenter with a Builder.

  Service Details :

Private 46938 William James Bush, 11th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers

Formerly TR/4/326 Royal Engineers (Hants).
  Casualty Details :

Died : 20 September 1917 aged 23

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

East Cowes War Memorial
Whippingham War Memorial
Whippingham St Mildred's Church Roll of Honour
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

William Bush's name is listed in the IW Football Association Roll of Honour (as J Bush, Royal Engineers)
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press :

Saturday, October 13, 1917, Page 1

BUSH. - Sept. 20, 1917, killed in action in France, Pte. W.J. Bush, Machine Gun Corps, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bush, of Kingston-cottages, East Cowes, I.W., aged 23 years. - Sadly missed by his sorrowing father, mother, brother, and sister. - Mr. and Mrs. J. Bush and family wish to thank all friends for their kind letters of sympathy sent in their sad loss.

Page 8

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. J. Bush, of Kingston-cottages, that their son, Pte. W.J. Bush, Machine Gun Corp, was killed in action in France on September 20. He voluntarily joined the Hants Fortress R.E. in November, 1915, and was afterwards transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers and Machine Gun Corps. He went to France in December, 1916. A letter has been received by his mother from Lieut. O. Couldrey, stating that Pte. Bush was killed whilst bringing his gun into action, being shot through the heart by a bullet, and adding: "Your son was one of the best and keenest soldiers under my command, and was very popular both with officers and men, who will all feel his loss and sympathise with you very deeply in your great bereavement."
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
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Page last updated : 30 January 2012 (added IWFA link)


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