RUDOLPH OSCAR SCHUH

Image from 1919 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

 

Born: 1894, Walthamstow, Essex.

Died: 8th November 1918; age 24; Died of Influenza at No 8. General Hospital, France.

Residence: The Queen’s Restuarant, Queen Street, Ipswich.

Enlisted: 1912. Won his commission in 1915.

Had served nine months in Italy. And had been twice wounded.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd August 1914.

 

Rank: Captain;

Regiment: Devonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion -attached to 9th Service Battalion.

Formerly 9817, Essex Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Military Cross. and bar.

 

Recorded in The London Gazette, Tuesday, 18th July 1917.

 

2nd Lieutenant Rudolph Oscar Schuh, Devonshire Regiment.

For conspicuous gallantry & devotion. Firstly in leading a patrol on a dangerous reconnaissance; and secondly; when all the Company Commanders had become casualties in reorganising and holding the front line until the supply of bombs had been exhausted.

 

Recorded in the Supplement to the London gazette, 4th October 1919.

 

2nd Lieutenant (A/Captain) Rudolph Oscar Schuh M.C. Devonshire Regiment., attached to 9th Battalion.

On the 8th October 1918 in the attack on Ponchaux, he showed marked gallantry and able leadership. His company had been detailed to mop up the village of Ponchaux. This task he most successfully carried out, and rapidly reorganised his company he being the only officer left with it; he advanced close behind the attacking companies and was personally responsible for clearing several hostile machine-gun posts during the advance to the final objective. M.C. Gazetted 18th July 1917. 

 

Grave Reference:

S.V.G.8.

St. Sever Cemetery Extension,

Rouen,

Seine-Maritime,

France.

 

Brother to RONALD ALBERT SCHUH.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Vienna Villa, Beach Road, Dovercourt, Essex.

 

Rudloph was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Rudolph Charles Schuh, 34, a Hotel Employee, born Austria.

Eliza Maud Schuh(nee Burford), 31, born London.

Marie Florence Schuh, 3, born Walthamstow.

Ronald Albert Schuh, 2, born Dovercourt, Essex.

 

Rudolph’s father, Rudolph Charles Schuh, died April 1908, Ipswich. He was the restaurant manager of  ‘The Queen’s.’

 

Devonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion -attached to 9th Service Battalion

 

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