Laurence Frederick Rudd 13 January 1898 - 8 March 1973 Key details Contribute › Service number56356 AWMM2116 AWMM Also known asLawrence AWMMGod AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeInter War AWMMPrivate AWMMAuckland Infantry Battalion AWMMWW2 AWMMColonel AWMMPrisoners of War Reception Group AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMMTerritorial Military Service AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, with medal ribbons (kindly provided by family) - T … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesLaurence Frederick AWMM SurnameRudd AWMM Ingoa Also known asLawrence AWMMGod AWMM Service number56356 AWMM2116 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionMethodistChristian AWMMAnglicanChristian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth13 January 1898 AWMM Place of birthChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMLaw Clerk AWMMWW2 AWMMSolicitor and Barrister AWMM Post war occupationSolicitor and Barrister AWMM Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre Apr 1917 AWMM76 Grange RoadMt EdenAucklandNew Zealand AWMMPre 1940 AWMM27 St Leonards RoadMt EdenAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMinchin Rudd (father)76 Grange RoadMt EdenAucklandNew Zealand AWMMMrs Dorothy E. Rudd (wife)27 St Leonards RoadMt EdenAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 13 August 1917 AWMMSingle AWMMPre 5 January 1940 AWMMMarried AWMMMarried, 4 children AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMMTerritorial Military Service AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number56356 AWMM2116 AWMM Military unitsNew Zealand Engineers, 1 Field Company AWMM Military serviceNew Zealand Engineers, 1 Field Company AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMMDSO citation: "For outstanding leadership and devotion to duty. At Corinth on 26 April 1941 when heavily attacked by airborne troops, this officer ensured that the vital Corinth bridge was demolished, then fought a delaying action with some survivors of his field company and other units and finally lead them for twenty miles across country to safety. His coolness and ready judgement inspired others and helped to save a desperate situation." (NZ Gazette, 21 September 1944) AWMMOfficer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM1939-1945 Star AWMMAfrica Star AWMMDefence Medal AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMMNew Zealand War Service Medal AWMMSilver Jubilee Medal 1935 AWMMCoronation Medal 1937 AWMMEfficiency Decoration (ED) AWMMNew Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal AWMMNew Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMMApr 1917 AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMMWW2 AWMM1940 AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM19 AWMMWW2 AWMM42 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM13 August 1917 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM13 Aug 1917-2 October 1917 AWMMHMNZT 91 AWMMGlasgowScotland AWMMDepart - 13 Aug 1917Arrival - 02 Oct 1917 AWMMWW2 AWMM5 January 1940 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM5 January 1940 AWMMHMT Z3 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandEgypt AWMM5 January 1940 AWMMWW2 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMMApr 1942 AWMMUnknown Transport AWMMNewfoundlandCanadaPrestwickAyrshireStrathclydeScotland AWMMApril 1942 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM13 August 1917 AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) AWMM29th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company AWMMMokoia AWMMPrivate AWMMWW2 AWMM5 January 1940 AWMMNew Zealand Engineers, 6 Field Company AWMMStrathaird AWMMMajor AWMMWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMHeadquarters, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMNieuw Amsterdam AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW1 AWMMPOW - Munster II AWMMCaptured in the Bailleul (Meteren) trenches by the Germans AWMMWW1 AWMMPOW - Minden AWMM Days interned16 Apr 1918-30 November 1918 AWMM Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 foot 9 inches AWMMEye colourUnknown Period AWMMbrown AWMMHair colourUnknown Period AWMMBlack AWMMDied of DiseaseCause of Death AWMMCancer AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankInter War AWMM23 April 1919 AWMMEnd of War AWMMPrivate AWMMAuckland Infantry Battalion AWMMWW2 AWMM12 November 1946 AWMMPosted to Reserve of Officers AWMMColonel AWMMPrisoners of War Reception Group AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Attended New Plymouth High Scool (1911) and later Auckland Grammar School (1911 - 1914).Graduated LLB, New Zealand UNiveristy in 1922. A Barrister and Solicitor, he was a partner in the Law Firm Rudd, Garland; later Rudd, Garland and Horrocks.Enlisted for World War 2 at age 42. Served as Officer in Charge, 6 Field Company, NZ EngineersPromoted to Military Secretary to General Officer Commanding, 2 NZEF, 1942Commander of 2 NZEF UK POW Reception Group, 1944 based in Britain until 12 November 1946.Appointed member of British Legal Mission to Greece, 1945Promoted Colonel in 1946Posted to Reserve of Officers, May 1946His daughter notes that whilst he was Military Secretary he was called "God"President of Auckland Officers' ClubPresident of the Auckland RSA branchHonorary Consul to the Republic of the PhilippinesAttended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death75 AWMM Date of death8 March 1973 AWMM Cause of deathDied of Disease AWMM Place of deathAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Death notesAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSt Andrew's ChurchyardEpsomAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Grave referencePlot 317 AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameMemorial plaqueSt Andrew's ChurchEpsomAuckland AWMM Memorial reference5th Transept AWMM ObituaryDeath notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 March 1973 AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Laurence Frederick Rudd by laying a poppy. Harry Rudd James Foster Rudd Laurence Frederick Rudd Sidney John Rudd Thomas Rudd Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Laurence Frederick Rudd Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-023321.htmlNZETCAuckland University College Roll of Honour.http://www.specialcollections.auckland.ac.nz/ww1-centenary/roll-of-honour/search?page=1169Public Web Link DocumentsAuckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM70: 6 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 1: WW2 158 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 12: WW2 169 AWMMAuckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMMAuckland Grammar School chronicle. 1941. portrait AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMDeath notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 March 1973 AWMMA.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.