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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: HMNZT 101
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: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
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