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Bertie E Rudkin

Biography of Private Bertie Evlyn Rudkin, (43011)
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

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Bertie Evlyn Rudkin

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Morton, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Apr-Jun 1893

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Bertie has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
Henry James Rudkin

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Horseman on farm

Mother’s Name:
Mary Ann Wrighton

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Essendine, Rutland, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1890 Stamford District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Ernest Henry Rudkin, 1891, Morton
Bertie Evlyn Rudkin, 1893, Morton
Arthur Frederick Rudkin, 1895, Morton
Edith Annie Rudkin, 1900, Witham On The Hill
Florence Mary Rudkin, 1902, Witham On The Hill
Albert Leslie Rudkin, 1904, Corby
Cedric William Rudkin, 1908, Swinstead

1901 Census:
Bertie is living with his parents in William On The Hill

1911 Census:
Bertie is living in Swinstead with Cook Family as a Servant. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a Farm Waggoner.

Relatives in services:
Bertie’s brother Ernest Henry Rudkin also fought and was killed in WW1. Ernest can be found on our page dedicated to the Kirkby Underwood War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions
Grantham Journal Saturday 30th October 1920
Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd December 1921

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
None found

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Bertie’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Kirkby Underwood, plaque in St Mary and All Saints Church
Kirkby Underwood, Names on the stained glass window in St Mary and All Saints Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private B E Rudkin, 43011, 1th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 27 September 1916 Age 23.
Son of Henry James and Mary Ann Rudkin, of Kirkby Underwood, Bourne, Lincs. Born at Morton nr Bourne, Lincs
Remembered with honour, Etaples Military Cemetery.
Grave Ref: XI. C. 14

More information:

Bertie RudkinOld stone with wrong month of death.

Bertie Rudkin Gate

Replacement stone with correct month

Please see below for more pictures from Etaples Military Cemetery


Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.