Bandsman Frederick John Rudd

Date of Birth c.1890
Age at Death 27
Date of Death 6 May 1917
Service Number 653378
Military Service 21 Battalion Surrey Regiment
Merton Address 25 St George's Road, Wimbledon
Local Memorial St. Andrew's Church, Wimbledon

Additional Information

Frederick was born in Middleton Norfolk. He lived with his uncle George Alexander Duff, a removal contractor, in Wimbledon, together with his brother Harry and sister Annie. (1911 Census). He and his brother appear to have joined his uncle’s business, while Annie worked in domestic service. Army pension records indicate that Annie received Frederick’s effects and War Gratuity.

Bandsmen traditionally had additional duties as stretcher bearers in combat.


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