Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Robert Roland Waddell Dudley

Photo of Robert Roland Waddell Dudley
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1901 - 1906.

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers.
Died: 15 April 1915 aged 28 in Belgium. Killed in action in Flanders.
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery L1V F 16

Son of Rev. W. D. W-Dudley, St. Albans, b. 1887.
Lower VVI. School Prefect. XXII Football; House XI Cricket; Rackets Pair ; Fives Pair.
Exhibitioner, Worcester College, Oxford; Third Class Class.
Mods, 1909 ; B.A. (Fourth Class History) 1911 ; played Lawn Tennis v. Cambridge 1910;
Royal Fusiliers 1911 ; Lieutenant 1912. 3rd Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Mentioned in Despatches

He went to Worcester College, Oxford in 1906 and was a tennis half-blue.
He was gazetted to the 3rd battalion Royal Fusiliers in December 1911 and joined the regiment in India in January 1912.
At the outbreak of the war he was serving on Lord Willingdon's Staff at Bombay as A.D.C. but obtained permission to re-join his regiment when it was ordered to France.
He was wounded in February 1915 when a bullet was embedded in his back. Refusing an operation to remove it, or to return to England to convalesce, he returned to the front in March.
Lieutenant Roland Waddell-Dudley was killed in action in Belgium on 15 April 1915.

Memorial at Stephen's church, St Albans:
IN MEMORY OF/ ROBERT ROLAND/ WADDELL-DUDLEY/ LIEUT 3rd BATT ROYAL FUSILIERS/ KILLED IN ACTION AT ZONNEBEKE/ FLANDERS APRIL 15th 1915/ AGED 28/ A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST
Biography at Worcester College, Oxford
Memorial IWM

Service record: WO 339/8067

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