Tollard Royal

Herbert Alexander Dudman

Surname: Dudman
Other names: Herbert Alexander
Other people in this story:
Thomas Dudman
Emily Dudman née Pike
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Hindon, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Bodenham, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Harmsworth Hospital, Harmsworth, Middlesex

Herbert Alexander Dudman was born at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire in 1895, the son of Thomas Dudman and Emily Dudman (née Pike).  His early life was spent at 16 Silver Street, Hindon, Tisbury, Wiltshire.  He enlisted on 5th September 1914 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12186). He later transferred to the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Service No. 14950) and was promoted to Lance Corporal.  He initially served in the Balkans from 9 Aug 1915 and later in France during the latter part of 1918. During his time in France he received gunshot wounds in his back which ultimately caused tuberculosis and was the main cause for his discharge on 4th November 1919.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and the 1914/15 Star. He was also issued with the Silver War Badge (No. B331563), The King's Certificate of Service and a war pension. The 1921 Census shows him living with his parents in Bodenham, Salisbury, Wiltshire, assisting his father in his baking business. He regrettably died, still single, of his disease on 31st July 1923, in the Harmsworth Hospital, Harmsworth, Middlesex.

Source: Earlier research by Ken Baxter.


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