Born: 1874, Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Baptised: 25th January 1874, Northampton; Parents: Charles & Arabella.

Died: 27th May 1917; Died – Brompton Barracks, Chatham, Kent – accidently killed. Served 21 and 1/2 years with the Royal Engineers.

Residence: 35, Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 5th October 1914.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 29884

Regiment: Royal Engineers, ‘F’ Coy, 1st Reserve Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Military Medal.

Gazette date: 13/06/1916 page 5933 Mentioned in Despatches.(2nd Corporal)

Gazette Date: 10/11/1916 Page: 10929 Military Medal


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1881   16, Princess Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire.


Albert was 7 years old and living with his parents, brother & maternal uncle.

Charles Rudge, 48, a Printer, born Hereford, Herefordshire.

Arabella Jane Rudge (nee Wright), 38, born Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Arthur Charles Rudge, 6 months.

Alfred Bowdett, 46, a retired Grocer, born Ledbury, Hereford, Herefordshire.

1 domestic servant

1 nursemaid.


1891   21, Ainslie Road, South, Ipswich.


Albert was 17 years old, a Cabinet Maker. He was living with his parents & brother.

Charles, 58, a Printer – Machinist.

Arabella, 49.

Arthur, 10.


1901   3, Richmond Road, New Brompton, Kent.


Albert was 28 years old, a Carpenter. He was married.

Mary, 14.


1911   Royal Engineers Barracks, Brompton St. Mary’s, Chatham, Kent.


Albert was 36 years old, a Soldier ranked Sapper, in the Royal Engineers. He was married and a Carpenter.


In 1911 Albert’s family were living at the married quarters at the Royal Engineers Barracks, Brompton St. Mary’s, Chatham, Kent.

Mary, 36.

Winifred, 9.

Rodney, 5.

Edna, 2.


In 1900, Medway, Kent, Albert married Mary Alice Hulme, born 1877, Leek, Staffordshire.

Mary and Albert had five children:

Winifred Alice Rudge, born 1901, Gillingham, Kent.

Rodney Albert Rudge, born October 1905, Bangalore, Madras, India.

Edna Eleanor Rudge, born June 1908, Bangalore, Madras, India.

Olive M. Rudge, born 1911, Brompton, Kent.

one other.


Albert served during the Boar war.


Royal Engineers



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