Biography of Private Bertie Evlyn Rudkin, (43011)
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 3928 1st/4th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 27th September 1916


  • Name: Bertie Evlyn Rudkin
  • Date of birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth registration: April – June 1893
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Henry James Rudkin
  • DOB: 26th October 1870
  • Place of Birth: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Horseman of farm


  • Name: Mary Ann Wrighton
  • DOB: 6th August 1869
  • Place Of Birth: Essendine, Rutland, England
  • Marriage: 1890 Stamford District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Ernest Henry Rudkin, 1891, Morton
  • Bertie Evlyn Rudkin, 1893, Morton
  • Arthur Frederick Rudkin, 1895, Morton
  • Edith Annie Rudkin, 1900, Witham On The Hill
  • Florence Mary Rudkin, 1902, Witham On The Hill
  • Albert Leslie Rudkin, 1904, Corby
  • Cedric William Rudkin, 1908, Swinstead
  • Olive Lilian Rudkin, 1912, Kirkby Underwood


  • 1901: Bertie is living with his parents in William On The Hill, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Bertie is living in Swinstead with Cook Family as a Servant. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a Farm Waggoner.

Relatives in services


  • No marriage for Bertie has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph Tuesday 7th November 1916
    Rudkin (43011), B. (Kirkby)


  • War Office Casualty Lists 7th November 1916
    N.C.O’S ans MEN
    Died of wounds
    Lincolnshire Regiment
    Rudkin 43011 B.


  • Grimsby News Friday 10th November 1916
    Lincolnshire Regiment.
    Rudkin, 43011 B. (Kirkby)


  • Mansfield Reporter Friday 10th November 1916
    Lincolnshire Regiment
    B. Rudkin 43011, Kirkby


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 30th October 1920
    RUDKIN – In loving memory of our two brothers, Bertie Rudkin, who died of wounds, September 1916; and Ernest H. Rudkin, who was killed in action, December, 1917.
    Tis sweet to think we’ll meet again,
    When partings are no more;
    That our boys we loved so well
    Have only gone before.
    Fred and Flo (Corby)


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd December 1921
    RUDKIN – In loving memory of our two boys, Bertie Rudkin, died of wounds, in France, September 27th, 1916; also of Ernest Henry, killed by a shell, in Belgium, Dec. 2nd 1917.
    Constant Sorrow; everlasting love
    From Father, Mother, Brothers & Sisters
    (Kirkby Underwood, Bourne)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Mary Ann


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Kirkby Underwood, plaque in St Mary and All Saints Church
    Kirkby Underwood, Names on the stained glass window in St Mary and All Saints Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private B E Rudkin, 43011, 1th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 27 September 1916 Age 23.
  • Son of Henry James and Mary Ann Rudkin, of Kirkby Underwood, Bourne, Lincs. Born at Morton nr Bourne, Lincs
  • Remembered with honour, Etaples Military Cemetery.
  • Grave XI. C. 14

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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