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Full Name
Edgar Ralph Rudkin
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Edgar Ralph
Surname
Rudkin
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
70651
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Bank clerk
Next of Kin
Miss A.M. Rudkin (sister), Nurse's Home, Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
35th Reinforcements B Company
Embarkation Date
2 March 1918
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Tofua
Destination
Southampton, England
Nominal Roll Number
80
Page on Nominal Roll
8
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
13 September 1918
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Memorial Name
Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand
Description of Image
Memorial Plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington (Photo Paul Hickford, 2014)
Additional Information
Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
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