b. 05/06/1918 Newcastle-upon-Tyne. d. 19/02/1942 Alexandria, Egypt.
DATE OF AM ACTION: 18/02/1942 Alexandria, Egypt.
George was the son of Thomas Richmond and Mary Elizabeth Bush, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Little else is known about him before the outbreak of World War II. He had reached the rank of Stoker First Class aboard HMS Bagshot at the time of his posthumous action.
When a pipe in one of H.M. Ships burst, filling the boiler-room with steam, Stoker Bush and three others took refuge in a bunker. They tried to make those on the upper deck hear them but could not. As the .bunker was filling with steam, Stoker Bush made a dash through the boiler-room and up the ladder. He reached the top, gasped out three men, port bunker,”and, fainted. The’bunker plate on the upper deck was at once removed and the three men saved. Stoker Bush died next morning from the shock of his many burns.
BURIAL LOCATION: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR CEMETERY, EGYPT.
PLOT I, ROW C, GRAVE 7.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD – SOLD AT AUCTION IN JULY 2019 FOR £6,000.