Rudd, Frederick

Private, FREDERICK RUDD 12/761. Born in 1893, Frederick was the third of five children to Edwin Rudd and Mary Jane Knaggs (1861-1940), of 95, Hodgson Street, Hull (1911 Census), 15, Bourne Street, Hull and 1 Union Court, Barnsley Street, Hull (army addresses) and 41, Sykes Street, Hull (War Pension address). He had one brother and four sisters and when his mother re-married another half brother and three half sisters.

A Sawmill Labourer by trade, he was unmarried and described as 5 foot, 5.5 inches tall, 130 lbs weight, 35-37 inch chest, blue eyes, brown hair, Church of England religion.

He queued to enlist outside Hull City Hall on 30th September 1914, joining the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, ‘The Sportsmen’, 3rd Hull Pals. He trained at Dalton Holme, Ripon and Salisbury army camps. Served in Egypt over Christmas 1915, arriving in France the following March bound for the trenches of the Western Front. Frederick was killed in action on 7th May 1916 and buried in Sucrerie Military Cemetery; he was 22 years old. His personal effects returned to his mother, Mrs Mary Knaggs, 81 Barnsley Street, Holderness Road, Hull (War Pension Address). His Medals awarded were the 1914-1915 Star, British War & Victory Medals.

His name is listed on Hull’s Barnsley Street Memorial

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Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
41, Sykes Street, Hull