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Private W Cudby


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Private Walter CUDBY, G/14699, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 5th December 1916, age 32. 

Born Upminster, Essex, son of James and Ann Cudby, of "Merrywood," Thakeham,  Pulborough, Sussex.


1911 Census - Merrywood, Thakeham,  Pulborough, Sussex - James Cudby, head, age 51, married, bailiff on Lady's Estate, born Upminister, Essex; Ann Cudby, wife, age 50, married 26 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Upminister, Essex; Walter Cudby, son, age 26, single, gardener domestic, born Upminister, Essex; Charles Cudby, son, age 16, single, shop assistant, general stores, born Tilford, Surrey.


Home 11th December 1915 to 2nd October 1916; BEF 3rd October 1916 to 5th December 1916.

Enlisted  Worthing, Sussex, age 30 years & 33 days, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 140lbs.  Resided Merrywood, Thakeham, Sussex. Formerly gardener.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 28th April 1916, mobilized & posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd October 1916, embarked; 3rd October 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 16th October 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th October 1916, joined Battalion.

6th July 1917, Probate - Cudby Walter of Merrywood, Thakeham,  Pulborough, Sussex. Private 6th Royal West Kent Regiment, died 5th December 1916, in France. Administration London 6th July to James Cudby, gardener. Effects £324 13s 7d.

7th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, James Cudby, "Merrywood," Thakeham,  Pulborough, Sussex; Mother, Ann Cudby, "Merrywood," Thakeham,  Pulborough, Sussex; Brother - Charles Leonard Cudby, age 24, 24 Ickling Road, Ilford, Essex; Sister - Alice Maude Buck, age 32, Abbey Cottage, Storrington, Sussex.

Buried at Wailly Orchard Cemetery, I. H. 4.Pas de Calais, France.


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