Stringer, Dudley

Hull Pals Memorial Post. SECOND LIEUTENANT DUDLEY STRINGER. Born in Hull in March 1884, Dudley was the eighth of twelve children to John and Eleanor Stringer. Five of his siblings died in infancy, and his father too passed away in 1896 leaving his mother to raise the family. They moved to Goxhill in Lincolnshire where Dudley worked as a Railway Clerk. Dudley returned to the city of his birth and married Bertha Johnson at St. Luke’s there on 29th December 1908. His son John was born that same year and the family resided at 8 Auckland Avenue. When war came, he enlisted in the ‘The Commercials’, Hull Pals. He was quickly promoted to Sergeant and then to Regimental Sergeant Major. He served in Egypt and on the Somme, before he was commissioned into the same 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the day that came to define the war for the battalion, 3rd May 1917 at Oppy Wood. Sixty-nine of his comrades lost their lives that day and it sent a shock wave through the city. Dudley’s body was never recovered and his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial; he was a husband and a father, and a man of 33 years. “A very capable officer and greatly missed”  (Hull Daily Mail 22/05/1917) *


First name:
DUDLEY
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Date Died
03/05/1917
Place died:
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
33
8 AUCKLAND AVENUE, COTTINGHAM ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK