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Full Name
Gerard Rudkin
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Gerard
Surname
Rudkin
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
23256
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Rudkin (mother), Kumara, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
4th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
Embarkation Date
27 May 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Tofua
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
33
Page on Nominal Roll
36
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, D Company
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
12 October 1917
Age at Death
33
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference
N.Z. Apse, Panel 7.
Biographical Notes
Gerard Rudkin was the son of the late George Robert and Amy Jane Rudkin, of Kumara, Greymouth, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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