RUDDENKLAU, Francis Henry
(Service number 13237)

Aliases Enlisted as Frank Henry
First Rank Gunner Last Rank


Date 24 May 1895 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Downlands, Waimate
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Henry RUDDENKLAU (father), Downlands, Waimate
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 14th Reinforcements, Divisional Ammunition Column, B. Howitzer Battery Ammunition
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 2 March 1971 Age 75 years
Place of Death Of Rangitata Island
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Timaru
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Henry Ruddenklau was the son of Henry and Ellen Rosa Ruddenklau. Beside his birthplace in Personnel File was written 'German naturalized'. He married Ngaire Gwynne Bowles in 1926.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 March 2017]; St Peter's Church Temuka burial records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG indexed records) [25 March 2017]

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