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Laurence Frederick Rudd

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Laurence Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Rudd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Lawrence AWMM
    • God AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 56356 AWMM
    • WWII 2116 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 January 1898 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre Apr 1917 AWMM 76 Grange Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 1940 AWMM 27 St Leonards Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Minchin Rudd (father), 76 Grange Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Dorothy E. Rudd (wife), 27 St Leonards Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 13 August 1917 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM
      Married, 4 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • World War 2/wars AWMM
      France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
      Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 56356 AWMM
    • WWII 2116 AWMM
  • Military service
    • New Plymouth High School cadets, 1911 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School cadets, 1911-1914 AWMM
    • Territorial Force, 1922 - 1939, Corps of Engineers AWMM
    • Officer Commanding of 1 Field Company, New Zealand Engineers, 1934-39 AWMM
    • New Zealand Engineers, 1 Field Company AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW1 POW - Munster II AWMM
      Bailleul, France AWMM
      16 Apr 1918-30 November 1918 AWMM
      Captured in the Bailleul (Meteren) trenches by the Germans AWMM
    • WW1 POW - Minden AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    WW1 30 November 1918 AWMM
  • POW serial number
    WWI 75204 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded in left forearm at Meteren in 1918 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Hospitalised in Westphalia, Germany AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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 Engineers

    Promoted to Military Secretary to General Officer Commanding, 2 NZEF, 1942

    Commander of 2 NZEF UK POW Reception Group, 1944 based in Britain until 12 November 1946.

    Appointed member of British Legal Mission to Greece, 1945

    Promoted Colonel in 1946

    Posted to Reserve of Officers, May 1946

    His daughter notes that whilst he was Military Secretary he was called "God"

    President of Auckland Officers' Club

    President of the Auckland RSA branch

    Honorary Consul to the Republic of the Philippines

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 March 1973 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Died of Disease AWMM
    • Pancreatic cancer Public - Audrey - Child - 26 April 2016 - I was living at home with him
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Andrew's Churchyard, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Plot 317 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 March 1973 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque, St Andrew's Church, Epsom, Auckland AWMM

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  • My husband's father CCMS H R (Bert) Hansen was also captured at Meteren on the same day. Bert was incarcerated in 6 prisons in France and Belgium but escaped from 2 of them. He was a free man in Belgium when the Armistice was announced. My husband is aware that Colonel Rudd was Bert's solicitor before Bert died in 1951, also from cancer. I have had contact with several other families of soldiers from the 2nd Entrenching Bn who were also captured on the same day in April 1918 but this is the first time I knew that Col. Rudd had also been captured at Meteren. I have just finished writing a detailed account of Bert Hansen's unique story as a POW in WW1 and it is just about to go to the printer. How can I get Bert Hansen's details on to this Online Cenotaph? Kath Hansen
    Public - Kath - Researcher - 16 May 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      70: 6 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 158 AWMM
    • Second 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. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 169 AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
      Portrait of Laurence Frederick Rudd (pencil on paper) is held by Pictorial Collections, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1941. portrait AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 March 1973 AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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