Colonel George Archer Rusk (d.1982), DSO, MC

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George Archer Rusk was first commissioned in 1915. He served with The Black Watch during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross. During the Second World War he was Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion at the Breakout from Tobruk, 21st November 1941, for which he received the Distinguished Service Order. He was one of the prime movers in the foundation and development of the Museum from the 1930s, and was Director of the Museum from 1948 until his death in 1982.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum



Colonel George Archer Rusk (d.1982), DSO, MC


oil on canvas 


H 196 x W 128 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Ellis Knowles

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M. Guion


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