D.S.O. London Gazette 22.8.1918 'For distinguished service in the field and in connection with the Campaign in German South-West Africa, 1914-15.'
Colonel W.W. Rush, D.S.O., was wounded at Carter's Ridge during the Defence of Kimberley on 26.11.1899.
His obituary was featured in the Cape Times 19.2.1941:
'Colonel Rush was born in 1870 at Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and was the third son of Sergeant-Major David Rush, V.C., of the 9th Lancers. He came to South Africa in 1887 and joined the Cape Mounted Police. In the course of 33 years service he took part in the Langberg Rebellion, the siege of Kimberley during the South African War and in the S.W.A. Campaign during the late War. He accompanied General Berrange across the Kalahari Desert in 1915, and subsequently commanded the 1st and 5th Regiments of the S.A.M.R. He was mentioned in despatches three times and was awarded the D.S.O.'