This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 114
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 26.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Newcastle
- Address: 92 Blackscroft, Dundee
Caroline Knight Rudd
Charles Richard Rudd
Henry G. Rudd, 92 Blackscroft, Dundee & Charles
More about William Rudd
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. His brother Charles served with the Highland Light Infantry during the Great War.
William Rudd 114 1st Black Watch
DUNDEE 1ST BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
LEADS A SECTION.
But is Killed at German Trenches.
A Dundee man has nobly died while taking over the command of his section when the commander had been placed out of action.
Writing to Mr Henry G. Rudd, 92 Blackscroft, Dundee, a comrade, after referring to the death of his brother, Private William Rudd, 1st Black Watch, says :–“His company was in reserve when they received orders to reinforce the firing line. His section commander was wounded, and Private Rudd immediately took over command, but when he had reached within a few yards of the opposing trenches he was shot dead through the temple.”
A reservist, Private Rudd, who was 29 years of age and unmarried had been six years in India, where he was well known as a footballer and Highland dancer. His brother Charles has since the outbreak of war joined the H.L.I.
Dundee Courier 4th November 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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