|Born||28 April 1827
|Died||6 November 1886 (aged 59)
Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire
|Buried at||Marlow Parish Churchyard|
David Rushe VC (28 April 1827 – 6 November 1886) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
For conspicuous bravery, near Lucknow, on the 19th of March, 1858, in having, in company with one other private of the troop, attacked eight of the enemy, who had posted themselves in a nullah, and killed three of them.
Rushe received his Victoria Cross from Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle on 4 January 1860. This joined his medals for the 1st and 2nd Sikh Wars and the Indian Mutiny. He also received the Good Conduct Medal and the Long Service Medal.
He later achieved the rank of regimental sergeant-major. Rushe died on the 6 November 1886 at Great Marlow and was buried without a stone at All Saints Church. His widow sold the medal, but his descendants re-purchased the medal in 1959 and later lent in to be displayed at his regimental museum within Derby Museum.