RefNoX644
TitleFrederick Ludlam (1891 - 1976), Sheffield
AdminHistoryFrederick Ludlam was born in Sheffield on 21 September 1891, one of nine surviving children of Benjamin Ludlam (a tailor) and his wife Emily [nee Shaw]. In the 1911 census, Frederick is recorded as living at the family home at 8 Bramall Lane, Sheffield (aged 19), working as a silver stamper. When the First World War broke out Frederick was living in Canada but he returned to Sheffield to enlist and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps (3rd Northern General Hospital). He first saw action at Suvla Bay [Turkey] in September 1915 as part of the Gallipoli campaign, where he was attached to the 3rd Welsh Field Ambulance (53rd Division) and provided front-line medical support to injured troops.

Following the evacuation of Suvla Bay, Frederick Ludlam sailed to Egypt (on board the SS Hororata) in January 1916. In Egypt, he became part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and provided medical support during the Defence of the Suez Canal Campaign, initially at the Battle of Katia/Affair at el Qatiya in April 1916. In May 1916 he was promoted to acting corporal and sent to take charge of water duty for the 7th (Blythswood) Battalion Highland Light Infantry and was stationed at a military hospital in 'Kantara' [Al Qantarah El Sharqiyya]. He later provided medical support at the Battle of Romani in August 1916 and the Second Battle of Gaza in April 1917. In August 1917, he was transferred to newly formed medical unit the 44th Stationary Hospital based at Kantara [Al Qantarah El Sharqiyya].

After the First World War, Frederick Ludlam returned to Sheffield and married his sweetheart Nellie Booth in 1919. After a short spell in Canada, Frederick and Nellie returned to the UK and latterly resided in various places in Sheffield including Singleton Grove, Kitchen Street and Athol Road. Frederick Ludlam died in Sheffield in 1976 aged 84.
DescriptionFirst World War Diary of Lance Corporal Frederick Ludlam (1891 - 1976), Royal Army Medical Corps (3rd Northern General Hospital) (X644/1)
First World War Personal Identification Tag, [c. 1914] (X644/2)
First World War Medal ('1914 - 1915 Star'), [c. 1918] (X644/3)
Date1914 - 1918
Extent3 items
AccessStatusOpen
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialSee 'World War One Research Guide' (listing First World War sources held at Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library) available at Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library or via our web-page: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies/research-guides/world-war-one.html
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