Penruddocke, Charles (1893-1918)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Charles Penruddocke (1893-1918), born 16 January 1893, eldest son of Charles Penruddocke and Annie E. Penruddocke of Compton Park, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Attended Elveden preparatory school, Clifton.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1907-July 1910; a keen runner; gained his house colours.
WW1, Lieutenant in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment), 7th (S.) Bn. Had relinquished his commission before the war, but immediately on the outbreak he rejoined and was posted to a battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment, with which he remained until his death. He had spent three winters on the Salonika front, where he was wounded in November 1917. He proceeded to another front in the summer of 1918 with his battalion. Mentioned in despatches. Awarded a Military Cross. Killed in France on 4 October 1918.
Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, I. J. 22 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/337733/PENRUDDOCKE,%2...
Sherborne School: War Memorial staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.
His Colonel wrote: 'I need hardly say how much I feel his loss, as he was one of the best and bravest fellows I know. He was doing extraordinarily good work at the time, and was invaluable to me and the brigade.'
Of his two brothers, the youngest was killed in action on the Salonika front in April 1917, while the second and surviving one was wounded at the battle of the Somme and was awarded the M.C.