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Hugh Grenville RUSCOE

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Date of birth22 April 1900
Date of death12 October 1917
Mothers nameIsabella
Spouses nameUnmarried
Mothers date of birthabt 1871
Mothers date of death21 June 1938
Fathers date of birthabt 1876
Fathers nameHerbert Lyttleton Ruscoe
Parents date of marriage1896
Parents place of marriageNew Zealand
Fathers date of death2 July 1934
SiblingsMabel (b 1897), Hetty Ellen (b 1898), Elizabeth Margaret (b 1902), Isabel Helen (b 1904), Herbert Henry (b 1907), Hazel Joyce (b 1910)
Cause of deathKilled in action
Places of relevanceFoxton
Last known residence6a Alma Lane
AwardsBritish War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of birthNew Zealand
Place of deathIn the Field, Belgium
Date of arrival overseas22 August 1916
Theatres of warWestern Europe 1916, 1917
Place of embarkationWellington on Maunganui
War memorialFoxton, Foxton School
Place enlistedTrentham
Christian namesHugh Grenville
Place of arrival overseasDevonport, England
Overseas memorialTyne Cot Memorial
SchoolPalmerston Nth High School 1914
Service number13808
ReligionChurch of England
Date enlisted07 March 1916
Final rankRifleman
Regiment or service2nd Bn 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade
Embarkation date26 June 1916
User reference1.163

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Next of Kin: Mrs HL Ruscoe (mother), 75 Wharf St, Foxton later 37 Adelaide Rd, Wellington

In 1919 parents were living in Wellington East.

Employer & Address: Thomson Lewis & Co, Wellington.

Age given on Enlistment: 19 years 10 months.

Hair: Brown. Eyes: Grey.

Height: 5'9 3/4”. Chest: 32-36.

Weight: 10st 1lb.

Parents buried at Karori Cemetery, Wellington.

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