William Rudd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 114
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Newcastle
  • Address: 92 Blackscroft, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Caroline Knight Rudd

  • Father:

    Charles Richard Rudd

  • Siblings:

    Henry G. Rudd, 92 Blackscroft, Dundee & Charles

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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