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: 1870
  • Place of Birth: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Horseman of farm


  • Name: Mary Ann Wrighton
  • DOB: 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


  • 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

  • Bertie’s brother Ernest Henry Rudkin also fought and was killed in WW1. Ernest can be found on our page dedicated to the Kirkby Underwood War Memorial.


  • 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

  • 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

  • None found


  • 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 Ref: 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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