|1. Memorial:||Beckenham Crematorium And Cemetery||W5. 7735.|
|2. Book:||The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Robert Smith Rusbridge and Amelia Ann Rushbridge, of Camberwell; husband of Jessie Maria Rusbridge, of 43, Pleydell Avenue, Upper Norwood, London.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||650th M.T. Coy Army Service Corps|
|Action :||Natural Causes|
Robert died on one of the most poignant days in the Great War and which would be remembered ever since. He died on the day of Armistice at the South Meads Hospital, Bristol.
Back home, the Norwood News of the 22nd November, 1918 picked up the story of his death and funeral:
"The death took place on on the 11th inst., at Bristol, after a short illness of Lieut. Robert Thomas Rusbridge, of Pleydell-avenue, Upper Norwood, at the early age of 31 years. He had seen over three years' service. The interment was on Thursday at Elmers End."
His widow received his estate, the effects amounting to £228 5s.
Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from the Spanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Penge No. 1815 E.C.||London|
13th November 1912
11th December 1912
11th December 1913
Robert was working as a Motor Engineer and resident at 43 Pleydell Avenue, Upper Norwood, when initiated as a Freemason in 1912.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Researcher : Bruce Littley Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England