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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: HMNZT 55
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: Military personnel file
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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