Oswald Eugene RUDDER


RUDDER, Oswald Eugene

Service Number: 1472
Enlisted: 8 October 1914, Enlisted at Rosehill.NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 301st Company Mechancial Transport
Born: Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia, 1882
Home Town: Stanmore, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chainman
Died: Died of illness - obstruction in the intestines, War Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom, 11 December 1915
Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
Plot DD, Row 4, Grave 114
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Nana Glen Rifle Club NR
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1472, 301st Company Mechancial Transport, Enlisted at Rosehill.NSW
22 Dec 1914: Involvement SN 1472, 301st Company Mechancial Transport, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked SN 1472, 301st Company Mechancial Transport, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
11 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1472, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was 'Braeside', Cambridge Street, Stanmore, NSW

Son of Eugene Frederick Rudder and Ann Rudder of Post Elizabeth, South Africa later of 'Hawthorne', 35 East Crescent, McMahons Point, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 11th December.......Gunner Oswald Eugene Rudder was born at Coramba, near Coffs Harbour, NSW in 1881. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 7th October, 1914 as a 32 year old Chainman from Stanmore, Sydney, NSW.

Gunner Oswald Rudder embarked on the Troopship Franconia at Alexandria on 14th May, 1915 for Dardanelles.

Gunner Oswald Rudder was struck down with diarrhoea while at Gallipoli on 22nd August, 1915 & transferred to Fleetsweeper (A fleetsweeper was one of a number of smaller vessels used to evacuate the wounded & sick from Anzac Cove out to the Hospital Ships).

Gunner Oswald Rudder was admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell with Dysentery on 1st September, 1915 & discharged on 13th October, 1915.

Gunner Oswald Eugene Rudder died at 2.30 pm on 11th December, 1915 at Dundee War Hospital, Dundee from Appendicitis (Intestinal obstruction). He was buried in Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland where 2 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.