T. W. Rudge
Service no. S/6582
Private, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 7th Battalion
Killed in action on 18 November 1916, aged about 28
Born in Stockwell; enlisted in Maidstone
Remembered at Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France and at St Andrew’s Church, Landor Road, London SW9
Thomas William Rudge, the son of Richard Daniel Rudge and Isabella (née Baker) was baptised at St Paul’s, Clapham on 11 December 1887 when his parents were living at 7 Trollope Street.
Information from the 1911 census
Brewer’s labourer Thomas William Rudge, 23, lived at 8 Eastcote Street, Stockwell (it runs behind the Stockwell YMCA), where his family had four rooms. His widowed father, Daniel Rudge, 59, from Dedham, Essex, was a pipe joiner for the Metropolitan Water Board. There were three siblings: Annie Isabel Rudge, 26, at home; Thomas William Rudge; Arthur Ernest Rudge, 19, a railway porter; Percy Rudge, 16, a bookstall boy for Willings Ltd. Annie was born in Clapham, Thomas and Arthur in Battersea; and Percy in Stockwell.