Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 25th September 1885, Cooling, Kent.

Died: 27th November 1918; age: 33; Died of Pneumonia at the Royal Navy Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire.

Widow informed 28th November 1918.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 8th February 1905; singed up for 12 years; Occupation: Royal marine Barracks – Ch/14261. Height:5ft 6 1/2ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair.

Rank: Stoker 1st Class; Service Number: 308262.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. “P.23.” The Dreadnought Project.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   23, Turner Street, Cliffe, Kent.


John was 5 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

John William Fudge, 28, a Cement Labourer, born Frinsbury, Kent.

Emily Frances Fudge (nee Smith), 26, born Brighton, East Sussex.

Frances Emily Fudge, 4, born Cooling, Kent.

Lilian Mercy Fudge, 1 month, born Cliffe, Kent.


1901   76, Benton Road, Wallsend, Northumberland.


John was 15 years old, a Brickyard Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 38, a Brickyard Labourer.

Emily, 36.

Lilian, 9.

Charles Fudge, 7, born Jarrow, Durham.


1911   Dockyard, Devonport.


John was 25 years old, a Stoker – Engine Room for the Royal Navy. He was 1 of 9 men on board H.M.S. ‘Dee’ a Twin Screws Torpedo Boat.


In 1913, Ipswich, John married Bessie Rosanna Silvester, born April 1893, Ipswich. They had 2 sons:

John E.D. Fudge, born 1914, Milton, Kent.

Alfred James Fudge, born September 1918, Ipswich.

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