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Robert Bushby

Robert Bushby

Male 1858 - 1945  (87 years)

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  • Name Robert Bushby 
    Born 30 Jun 1858  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 24 May 1917  Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In military medical history, Robert Bushby's "trade or occupation" is described as Bridge Inspector. This was also shown on his Application to Enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (same date). In a subsequent medical report dated 28 Aug 1917: "No disability, never remembers being ill, never has colds and is confident he could carry out all work. A little shortwinded on heavy exertion. Claims to be skilled at mining, all railway works, bridge building, etc. Has always been teetotal and does not smoke." On this examination his former trade is shown as "overseer of railway works." 
    Physical Description 25 Feb 1918  Victoria Barracks, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 59 years 8 months
    Height: 5 feet 9.75 inches
    Weight: 166 pounds
    Chest measurement: 35.5 - 40.5 inches
    Complexion: Medium
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Brown
    Religious Denomination: Cong. 
    Military Service 25 Feb 1918 
    Full service records can be downloaded in PDF file (below) - from the National Archives of Australia.

    Regimental Number: 1280
    Religion: Congregational
    Occupation: Clerk of Works
    Marital status: Married
    Rank on enlistment: 25 Feb 1918
    Unit name: Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
    AWM Embarkation Roll Number: 23/112/5 
    Residence 25 Feb 1918  Glebe, N.S.W., Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    36 Toxteth Road
    Glebe
    Sydney, New South Wales
    Australia 
    Died 17 Aug 1945  Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Aug 1945  Cremated at Rookwood Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died at age 87 at Willandra Private Hospital, late of 11 allace Street, Marrickville. Informant on death certificate: Raymond Dodd, nephew (Robert's brother Walter's daughter's husband)
    Person ID I513983573  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2009 

    Father James Bushby,   b. Abt 1832, Sandwith, St. Bees, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1893, Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Martha Aitken,   b. 02 Aug 1839, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1922, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1857  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Photos
    The Bushby Brothers
    The Bushby Brothers
    Sitting from left to right: Walter Bushby, Robert Bushby (100% right), John Bushby (100% right)

    Standing Left to Right: Fred (maybe) or William, Wilfred, George

    "We concluded that Wilfred is Wilfred (standing middle) as he does have a noticable scar on his forehead (which is documented on his WW1 record). He also seems to be wearing his "best shirt" again . . same as other photo.)"

    Approximate ages of the boys: Robert 47, Walter 45, John 40, Fred 32 or William 36, George 31 and Wilfred 29.
    Documents
    1871 U.K. Census - James Bushby, Wife Martha, and Family - 7 Harrison Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (LA13)
    1871 U.K. Census - James Bushby, Wife Martha, and Family - 7 Harrison Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (LA13)
    The census report shows James Bushby (age 38, born in St. Bees, Cumbria) living with wife, Martha (age 31, born in Scotland), and children Robert (age 12, born in Scotland), Walter (age 12, born in Scotland), John (age 6, born in Barrow), Martha Jane (age 4, born in Barrow), William James (age 2, born in Barrow), and Harrison (age 3 months, born in Barrow).

    Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 4244; Folio: 44; Page: 24; GSU roll: 848079.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.
    1861 U.K. Census - James Bushby and wife Martha - Parish of Dalton, District of Barrow St. George
    1861 U.K. Census - James Bushby and wife Martha - Parish of Dalton, District of Barrow St. George
    The census shows James Bushby (age 32, born in Sandwick [?], Cumbria), a stone mason, living with his wife Martha (age 21, born in Stirling, Scotland), and sons Robert (age 2, born in Stirling, Scotland) and Walter (age 11 months, born in Stirling, Scotland).

    Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 3170; Folio: 52; Page: 24; GSU roll: 543090.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.
    Family ID F513881750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Amy Elizabeth Hayton 
    Married Abt 1914  Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F513881888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Johnson 
    Married Abt 1890  Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Graham Bushby,   b. Abt 1891, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F513881889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Robert Bushby
    Robert Bushby
    81 years old (circa 1939), believed to be at Randwick Races.

    Documents
    Robert Bushby Birth Certificte
    Robert Bushby Birth Certificte
    Born 30 Jun 1858. Father James Bushby, occupation illegible. Mother Martha Aitken Bushby.
    Robert Bushby WW1 Service Record
    Robert Bushby WW1 Service Record
    From the National Archives of Australia:

    Title: Bushby Robert : SERN 1280 4410 : POB Killearn Scotland : POE Sydney NSW : NOK W Bushby Amy Elizabeth
    Series number: B2455
    Control symbol: BUSHBY R
    Contents date range: Circa 1914 - circa 1920
    Location: Canberra
    Barcode: 3175372

    Please see: http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.asp?B=3175372&I=1&SE=1

  • Sources 
    1. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk) (Reliability: 3).