Driver Richard Henry Ruddell

Service Army Service No. 40845
Rank Driver
Regiment:Royal Field Artillery, 12th Battalion
Date of Birth: 1887
Born Islington, London
Date of Death: 26/07/1919
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription RUDDELL R.H. PTE. R FIELD ARTILLERY

Service History

Richard Ruddell's unit moved to the Russian Front with the 443rd Battery of the Royal Field Artillery where he is shown as a Driver. He is remembered on the special memorial B119 in the Obozerskaya Burial Ground, Arkhangel. (His name is spelled Ruddle on the town War Memorial, Dawlish)

Association with Dawlish

Richard Henry Ruddell was born in Islington, London, to Henry and Sarah Ruddell.
He enlisted in London as a Gunner with the Royal Horse Artillery. It is possible that his unit was sent to Devon for training and he married Elsie Lavinia Adams (1888-) in the third quarter of 1915, registered in Exeter.

Elsie Adams was born in Tavistock district and was living at 76 Abbotsbury Road, Newton Abbot with her mother in 1911 (census).

Devon Roll of Honour
Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site

Next of Kin: Elsie Lavinia Ruddell, widow
Last Known Address: 1 Commercial Road, Dawlish

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