William Dudley was the son of William and Mary Dudley who lived at 15 Union Terrace, Stourbridge. He attended Hill Street Council School and worked for Messrs G and H Lovatt, greengrocers, before the war. He volunteered some time in 1915 and joined the 10th Hussars in the 3rd Cavalry Division. He had been in France for over a year and took part in the capture of Monchy-le-Preux in the Battle of Arras during April 1917. The Hussars were near St. Quentin in the front line in early 1918 and he was killed by a shell on 9th March. Private William Dudley was 28 years of age and is buried at Tertry Communal Cemetery (A 2) and commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church and Greenfields chool Memorials.
Hill St, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AL
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