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12 children of George Robert RUDKIN & Amy Jane SPONHEIMER - 4 went to war, 3 returned

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George Robert RUDKIN (1842-1906)
- married Amy Jane SPONHEIMER (1861-1916) in NZ 1879
- George & Amy lived in Kumara Greymouth

- neither of them lived to see 3 of their sons die in war
- Amy died on 13 May 1916, 14 days before Gerard embarked

ORDER OF DEATH:
Gerard Noel died 12 October 1917
Ernest Edward died 9 December 1917
Edgar Ralph 13 September 1918

The 12 known chldren of George & Amy,
8 boys & 4 girls:

... 1
1880 - 1951 George Francis Rudkin
- married Charlotte Anne DAVEY in 1907


... 2
1881 - 1961 Horace Herbert Rudkin
- married Anita Elsie PETERS in 1913
- married Emily Sarah BULIFF in 1920


... 3
1883 - 12 Oct 1917 Gerard Noel Rudkin
- Alfred was a Farm Labourer
- he served in WWI as Rifleman 23256
- NZRB 4th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
- NEXT OF KIN, mother Amy of Kumara, greymouth
- embarked from Wellington HMNZT 55 OR 56 27 May 1916
- destination Plymouth or Devonport, England
- KILLED IN ACTION in Yrpes Belgium 12 October 1917 aged 33
- Grave/Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 7. Tyne Cot


... 4
1885 - 1963 Leland Leopold Rudkin
- no wife found at this time


... 5
1887 - 1956 Mildred Alice Rudkin
- married Duncan Barclay McLAREN in 1919


... 6
1890 - 9 Dec 1917 Ernest Edward Rudkin
- Ernest was a Sheet-metal Worker
- he served in WWI as Rifleman 56032
- NZRB Reinforcements G Company
- married Dora May Emma TREANOR in 1915
- NEXT OF KIN, wife c/o Mrs J. MORRIS, Hainui via Eketahuna
- ALSO: husband of Dora May Emma Rudkin, "Montrose" 49 Cecil St, Ashfield, Sydney, NSW
- embarked from Wellington on HMNZT 90 ULMAROA 26 July 1917
- destination Plymouth England
- KILLED IN ACTION in Ypres Belgium 9 Dec 1917 aged 27
- Memorial: Buttes New British cemetery (NZ) Polygon Wood


... 7
1892 - Amy Augusta Rudkin
- no husband found at this time


... 8
1894 - 1968 Alfred Robert Rudkin
- Alfred was a School Teacher
- he served in WWI as Lance Sergeant 31893
- NZ Rifle Brigade 10th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
- NEXT OF KIN was sister Mildred Alice Rudkin, Main St, Kumara
- embarked from Wellington on the HMNZT 68, MAUNGANUI 15 Nov 1916
- destination Plymouth England
- married Elsie Mildred JUDD i 1920


... 9
1896 - 13 Sep 1918 Edgar Ralph Rudkin
- Edgar was a Bank Clerk with the BNZ in Wellington
- he served in WWI as Rifleman 70651
- NZEF 35th Reinforcements B Company
- NEXT OF KIN was sister Mildred Alice, Nurses Hospital, Wellington
- embarked from Wellington on the HMNZT 101 TOFUA 2 March 1918
- destination Southampton, England
- DIED OF WOUNDS 13 September 1918 on Somme France aged 22
- Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 6. Euston Rd Cemetery Colincamps


... 10
1898 - 1983 Juliana Teresa Rudkin
- married Leslie O'Loughlan SMITH in 1927


... 11
1900 - 1973 Frederick William Rudkin
- no wife yet found


... 12
1902 - 1985 Catherine May Rudkin
- married Eugene Esmond DARBY in 1928

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by FreedomHag on 2012-12-28 08:16:02

Frederick William Rudkin was my grandfather. His wife was Ruth (nee Havill) who I think died in 1991. As far as I know they had seven children; Gerard, Ernest, Nola, Leone (my mother), twins Nancy and Margaret and Amy. At this time, as far as I am aware, the surviving children are Ernest, Nola and Amy. Ruth Nathan

by FreedomHag on 2012-12-28 08:17:37

Lance Sergeant Alfred Robert RUDKIN M.M. 31893 - seriously wounded in WW1


In memory of
Alfred Robert RUDKIN M.M. [Military Medal]
31893 N.Z. Rifle Brigade
Died 21st September 1968
In his 74th year

His Cenotaph database record [Lance Sergeant]:
muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/81044.detail?O...

His military records are available online to read:
archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20808470&am...

Occupation before enlist: School teacher

Evening Post, Volume XCIV, Issue 86, 9 October 1917, Page 3
Noted as wounded
paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=s...

Evening Post, Volume XCV, Issue 87, 12 April 1918, Page 4
Noted as severely wounded [and in paper next day seriously ill later removed from seriously ill list 26 April]
paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=s...

Grey River Argus , 25 May 1918, Page 2
Mr Alfred Rudkin an estwhile Kumara boy who has been twice wounded at the front has been presented with the Distinguished Service Medal [1] [note it states M.M. for Military Medal on his grave]

Evening Post, Volume XCV, Issue 124, 25 May 1918, Page 8
Honours and Awards
paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=s...

Grey River Argus , 8 June 1918, Page 3
A WOUNDED HERO. The last report received of the condition of Sergeant Alfred Rudkin who was badly wounded at the front stated that, whilst not Removed from the "dangerously" ill list, he was making slow recovery. Besides being wounded in both thighs and arms Sergeant Rudkin was badly wounded in the face.[2]

Evening Post, Volume XCVI, Issue 60, 7 September 1918, Page 11
Returning from war
paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=s...

Classified as medically unfit for war due to wounds 3 June 1919
Medical notes state:
Gunshot wound to elbow and arthritis at elbow joint
31 March 1918 wounded by bomb
Large gunshot wound left thigh and left arm; multiple wounds right arm, elbow and forearm, face lacerated; wound at left angle of mouth. Some of his wounds went on to become infected and so were excised, cleaned and sutured. X-rays showed many foreign bodies in affected parts. Later had plastic operation to close face wounds. His right elbow joint becoming immobile.

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