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- William Henry Drudge -

Unknown person Name : William Henry Drudge.

Son of George and Louisa Drudge (née Cooke), of 3, Kimber Cottages, Newport Rd., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1895, Ventnor.


 
  Census Information :

1901 : George and Louisa Drudge, with their children including William aged 5, are at 3 Kimber Cottages, Newport Road, Ventnor. George Drudge is a Mason.

1911 : George and Louisa Drudge, with their children including William aged 15, are at 3 Kimber Cottages, Newport Road, Ventnor. George Drudge is a Mason; William Drudge is a Gardener's Boy at St Lawrence Hall.

  Service details :

Private 7686 William Henry Drudge, 1/8th Bn. Royal Scots.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 24 November 1915 aged 20

Buried at : Villers-Bocage Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Ventnor St Alban's Church Roll of Honour
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle


  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, December 3, 1915 Page 1

Another Ventnor family has suffered bereavement owing to the war. Information has been received that Private W. Drudge, 8th Royal Scots, 51st Highlanders (youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Drudge, of Upper Ventnor), who was wounded on November 23rd, died on November 25th in France. Drudge was a well-known and respected young fellow, and was a brother of Sergt. C. Drudge, of the 4th Hants Howitzer Battery, R.F.A. His parents have been the recipients of many expressions of condolence.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, December 10, 1915 Page 4

MR. AND MRS. G. DRUDGE desire to thank all kind friends for sympathy extended to them in the death of their son, Pte. W. Drudge, 8th Royal Scots, 51st Highlanders.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 23, 1917 Page 2

IN MEMORIAM
In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. William Drudge, 8th Royal Scots, of Ventnor, who died of wounds in France Nov. 24th, 1915, aged 20 years. - From his loving Dad, Mum, Brothers and Sisters.
Far and oft our thoughts do wander,
To the grave so far away,
Where they laid our dear Will,
Just two years ago to-day.
- Mrs. Drudge,
3, Kimber Cottages, Newport Road, Ventnor


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 22, 1918 Page 2

IN MEMORIUM DRUDGE. - In ever loving memory of our dearly loved son and brother, Pte. William Drudge, 8th Royal Scots, who died of wounds in the Highland Casualty Clearing Station, France, on November 24th, 1915. Never forgotten by his Mum and Dad, sisters and brothers.
In the midst of life death claimed him,
In the pride of his youthful days,
None knew him but to love him,
None mentioned his name but in praise.
His toil is past, his work is done,
And he is fully best,
He fought the fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest.
- From Mrs. G. Drudge, 3, Kimber Cottages, Newport Road, Ventnor, I.W.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 21, 1919 Page 2

IN MEMORIAM
DRUDGE. - In ever loving-memory of our dearly beloved son and brother, Pte. William Drudge, 8th Royal Scots, who died of wounds in France, Nov. 24th, 1915.
"Gone from us but not forgotten,
Never shall thy memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts will ever linger,
Round the spot where thou art laid."
- From his loving Mum, Dad, sisters and brothers
- Mrs. G. Drudge, 3 Kimber Cottages, Newport-rd.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 26, 1920 Page 2

IN MEMORIAM
DRUDGE. - In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. William Drudge, 8th Royal Scots, Ventnor, who died of wounds November 24th, 1915. - From Dad, Mum, brothers and sisters.
Five years have passed since that sad day
When our great sorrow fell,
Still in our health we mourn the loss
Of him we loved so well.

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional newspaper research

  Family information :

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, May 28, 1943 Page 2

Ventnor and the War
Died of Wounds
Mr. C.J. Drudge, of Upper Ventnor, has received the sad news that his nephew, Leonard Drudge, Army Despatch Rider, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drudge, of Worthing (late of Ventnor), died of wounds in North Africa on April 28. He had been out there nearly two-and-a-half years. The deceased was 29 years of age and leaves a widow, but no family. His father, Mr. Frank Drudge, was before the last war, gardener in the employ of the late Dr. J.L. Whitehead at Belgrave House. He was a nephew of Mrs. B. Russell, of West Street, Wroxall.


William Drudge's nephew, Leonard William Drudge, died in WW II, although they would not have known one another. He was the son of Leonard Frank and Lilian Drudge, of Worthing, Sussex; the husband of Evelyn Ellen Drudge, of Worthing.

CWGC record ... for L W Drudge.
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Page last updated : 20 November 2014 - added further newspaper report


 
 

 
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