Sudds, William Childs


War Service:
Sergeant WILLIAM CHILDS SUDDS of 2nd battalion Welsh Regiment was killed in action on 31 October 1914, aged 34. He landed with the battalion at Le Havre on 13 August 1914 and was thus a member of the original British Expeditionary Force. The battalion fought at Mons and took part in the Retreat to the Marne, the battle of the Aisne and the subsequent advance back towards Belgium, where in late October they took part in the defence of Ypres. It was in this battle around the crossroads at Gheluveldt that the battalion was virtually destroyed and Sergeant Sudds died.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial in All Saints church, Blackheath and also on the the Tenby war memorial.

He was the son of George (1849 - 1915) and Elizabeth Sudds, of 22 Blackheath Vale, the family lived here 1885 - 1921,before that they lived at 12 Camden Cottages, Camden Row 1876 - 1882 and husband of Lucy Sudds (nee Rees), of 3, Frogmore Terrace, Tenby. They married in the autumn of 1912.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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