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George Rushton

On the 27th April 1917 Pte George Rushton no 241761 serving with the Sherwood Foresters was killed in action in France.

George was born in Abbots Bromley in 1893 to Isaac and Sarah Rushton who lived at Yeatsall.
George was a bright pupil at school and went on to be a pupil teacher in Abbots Bromley, he eventually passed his teaching certificate and taught at a school in Chesterfield – this is where he enlisted.