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Ernest Henry Rudkin

Biography of Private Ernest Henry Rudkin (378667)
2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment

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Ernest Henry Rudkin

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Morton, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jun-Sept 1891

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



Wife’s Name:
Sophia Osborne

Date of Marriage:
April-June 1914

Place of Marriage:
Stamford District

Wife’s Date of birth:
Not known

Wife’s Place of Birth:
Not Known

Wife’s father:
Not Known

Wife’s Mother:
Not Known

Children, (Name), (DOB), (POB):
Jarvis Osborne Rudkin, Apr-Jun 1915, Stamford District


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:
Ernest is living with his parents in William On The Hill

1911 Census:
Ernest is living in Burton Coggles with Mason Family as a Servant. The census gives him an age of 19 and he is listed as a Waggoner on farm.

Relatives in services:
Ernest’s brother Bertie Evlyn Rudkin also fought and was killed in WW1. Bertie 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:
Not found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
Not found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Ernest Henry Rudkin, 37867, 2nd Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wale’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment) was killed in action on 2nd December 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Ernest’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 Ernest Henry Rudkin, 37867, 2nd battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on 2 December 1917
Remembered with Honour, Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Ref: Panel 105 to 106 and 162

More information:

Ernest Rudkin

Tyne Cot Memorial gate

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Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.