Born: 1892, Whelnetham, Suffolk.
Died: 13th August 1915; age 23; Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine
Residence: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – Balkans.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 2340.
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 3rd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance (T.F).
The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239 & 238.
Turkey (including Gallipoli).
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Mary Ann Studd, of Glebe Cottage, Flempton, Suffolk.
1901 Buttenhaugh Green, Elmswell, Suffolk.
Gaston was 8 years old and living with his mother & siblings.
Mary Ann Studd (nee Moore), 38, born Little Soham, Suffolk.
James William Studd, 13, a General Labourer, born Whelnetham, Suffolk.
Frederick Rudolph Studd, 11, born Whelnetham.
Herbert George Studd, 7, born Weston Market, Suffolk.
Clara May Studd, 2, born Elmswell, Suffolk.
In 1901, Gaston’s father was working at Newmarket Police Station, Suffolk.
George Studd, 38, a Police Constable, born Barham, Suffolk.
1911 The Street, Stanton, Suffolk.
Gaston was 18 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.
George, 48, a Police Constable.
Mary Ann, 48.
Frederick, 21, a Farm Labourer.
Gaston’s brother, James William Studd also fell. Died of Wounds – 24th September 1916 at No. 36 Casualty Clearing Station, aged 28. A Lance Sergeant in the 4th Battalion of the Grenadier Guards, service number 12136. Grave Reference – IV.H.9. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt- L’Abbe, Somme, France.
Gaston is also remembered on the war memorial at The Street, Stanton, Suffolk.