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- Kenneth Woodnutt Dudley -

Unknown person Name : Kenneth Woodnutt Dudley

Son of the late Mr. Frederick William Dudley (died 1940) and Ethel May Dudley (née King), of Woodleigh, Castle-road, Newport.

Born 1916, Newport.

Married 1940 Florence Mary Taylor, at St Mary's Church, Carisbrooke.
  Census information :

1911 : Frederick William Dudley is shown by himself at 46 High Street, Newport, as a Dealer in watches and jewellery.
Ethel May Dudley is visiting her mother-in-law in Hendon at this time.

Address Details : (from Electoral registers)

1920 : Family are at 46 High Street, Newport.

1925 : Family are at 85 Alexandra Terrace, Newport.

1933 : Family are at 58 Carisbrooke Road, Newport.

1938 : Family are at 34 Castle Road, Newport.

  Service Details :

Gunner 1550214 Kenneth Woodnutt Dudley, 78 Bty., 35 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery

  Casualty Details :

Died 22 July 1945, aged 28.

Buried at : Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport War Memorial
1st Newport Scout Troop War Memorial
Newport CE National School War Memorial
Newport CE National School Book of Remembrance
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, November 19, 1945 Page 8

News was received on Monday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Whittington, 30 Hunnyhill, of the death on July 7th of their only son, Lance-Sergt. Basil Arthur Whittington, R.A., while a prisoner in Japanese hands at Kuching camp, Borneo.
Similar sad news has also been received of the death of his comrade in captivity, Gunner Kenneth Dudley, R.A., son of the late Mr. F.W. Dudley and Mrs. Dudley, of Woodleigh, Castle-road, whose wife (formerly Miss Mary Taylor) lives at Priory-road, Carisbrooke. Both were captured at the fall of Singapore.
  Further information:

Kenneth Dudley was the brother-in-law of Violet Lily Dudley (née Ashton, married to Ronald Frank Dudley) and uncle of her daughter Valerie Lilian Dudley who are shown on the Newport Civilian War Dead list. They died on the 7th April 1943.
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Page last updated : 27 August 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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