Thursday, March 19, 2015

6841533 Private Frederick Ludlam, King’s Royal Rifle Corps

In December 1917, Chailey Parish Magazine notes Ludlam, Trooper F, attached 2/6th E Surrey Regt.  This information is then repeated up to and including December 1918, after which date there is no further information about this man. 

The 2/6th East Surrey Regiment was formed at Kingston-upon-Thames in September 1914. It became part of the 2nd Surrey Brigade (200th) in the 2nd Home Counties Division (67th) and was disbanded in November 1917. 

Chailey Parish Magazine records Ludlam’s rank as Trooper (indicating a cavalry regiment).  There is only one medal index card that fits this information and that is Trooper Frederick Ludlam whose medal card indicates that he served with the 20th Hussars (number 9843) then the 2/6th Surrey Rifles (number 5385) then the East Surrey Regiment (number 242011) and finally The King’s Royal Rifle Corps (number 51403 and 6841533).  He was a regular soldier who arrived in France with the 20th Hussars on 16th August 1914 and kept the rank of private soldier throughout the war, staying on with the KRRC after the war. 

I have been unable to find a Chailey connection for this man or to positively identify him from census returns. 

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