Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Albert Ernest Rudd was the son of William Rudd, a stoker at a carpet factory, and his wife, Emily. The family lived in Bernard’s Hill.
Albert worked as a labourer at H & M Southwell Ltd. He served with the Volunteers and was awarded the Territorial Efficiency Medal. On the outbreak of war he joined the 1/4th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He travelled to the Far East with the battalion and died of peritonitis in Rangoon on 7th February, 1915. He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.
DEATH OF A BRIDGNORTH TERRITORIAL IN INDIA [Bridgnorth Journal, 13th February, 1915.] The parents of 1421 Lce-corpl. Albert Rudd, F Co., 4th K.S.L.I., of 47 Bernard's Hill, received official intimation on Wednesday morning that he died on Sunday in India from appendicitis.
L/Corp Rudd, 1421, was awarded the British Medal and the Territorial Forces War Medal.
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