Charles Leonard Dudley

Rank:2nd Lieut
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:07th Bn [1]
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:GallipoliGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born Ashton on Mersey 3rd September 1880, the birth being registered during
the December quarter 1880 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/152, the son of
Charles William & Charlotte Amelia Dudley (nee Andrew).

1881 Census - No Trace.

1891 Census - "Oakfield", Ashton upon Mersey.   Son - aged: 10 - born:
Ashton upon Mersey.   Head of household - Charles W. Dudley - Married -
aged: 34 - occ: Tea Agent - born: Islington, Middlesex.   Also - Charlotte
A. Dudley - Wife - aged: 39 - born: Manchester.   Plus 1 younger sister, an
aunt and 2 domestic servants.

1901 Census - No Trace.

1911 Census - Moorings, Beaufort Road, Sale.    Head of household - Married
- aged: 30 - occ: Tea Merchant - born: Ashton upon Mersey.   Also - C.
Lilian Dudley - Wife - aged: 30 - born: Huyton, Lancashire.   Plus 1
domestic servant.

Educated at Uppingham.   Employed by the Great Central Railway Co.

Joined the 21st Coy. Cheshire Yeomanry.    Served in the Boer War for 18
months.   Rejoined in August 1914.

On the 7th September 1910, at the Parish Church of Baguley (St. John's,
Brooklands), he married Cassie Lillian Landner, the youngest daughter of
Mr. R. Martin Bird, Beaufort House, Brooklands.  He was then listed as a
Tea Merchant.   She re-married after the war and confirms her new name and
address to the War Office in response to their request for where to send
his memorial plaque and scroll.

WO 374 states - that his father was the sole executor of his estate valued
at £668. 16.  8d.

SDGW states that he died on 14/06/15.    Listed as C. Leonard Dudley on St.
Mary's Memorial.    Private Memorial in St. Mary's Church - details as
above and that he was "born in this Parish and killed in Gallipoli".

The 10/08/1915 edition of the local newspaper reports that his father had
received a letter from the Chaplain of the 7th Bn stating that he had been
killed in the advance of the 4th June and that his death was instantaneous.
 The trench that he died in had been retaken by the Turks and that it had
not been possible to recover his body at the time of writing.

He lived with his wife at the "Moorings", Brooklands, before she re-married
and moved to Liverpool.

Private brass plaque to his memory in St. Mary's P.C. 

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1916.

Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Mary's (Ashton on Mersey)
St John's (Brooklands)
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