Memorial: M5211

Memorial at Sandon Church, Staffordshire to members of the Dudley Ryder family including Captain Robert Edward Dudley Ryder VC, RN d.1986 and Major Ernle Terrick Dudley Ryder d. 1942

Location

All Saints Church, Sandon, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

'IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF / COLONEL CHARLES HENRY DUDLEY RYDER / C.B., C.I.E., D.S.O. LATE ROYAL ENGINEERS / EXPLORER & SURVEYOR GENERAL OF INDIA / BORN 28 JUNE 1868 - DIED 13 JULY 1945. / ALSO OF HIS SONS / MAJOR LISLE CHARLES DUDLEY RYDER / THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT. / BORN 31 AUGUST 1902 / KILLED IN ACTION AT LE PARADIS, FRANCE 27 MAY 1940 / BURIED AT LESTREM CEMETERY NEAR BETHUNE. / MAJOR ERNLE TERRICK DUDLEY RYDER / 2ND BATT: 1ST KING GEORGE'S OWN GURKHA RIFLES / BORN 18 APRIL 1906. LOST AT SEA BY ENEMY ACTION / OFF THE COAST OF JAVA IN FEBRUARY 1942. / CAPTAIN ROBERT EDWARD DUDLEY RYDER / V.C., ROYAL NAVY, POLAR MEDAL 1939, M.P. 1950-1955 / BORN 16 FEBRUARY 1908- DIED AT SEA 29 JUNE 1986'

Details

Description: Plain wall tablet with family crest top left and motto 'SERVATA FIDES CINERI' (Faith kept with my ancestor).
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North side of choir
Materials: Stone
Vessel: SS Ban Ho Guan, Watchdog

Event

St Nazaire Raid

Event Date

1942

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

Ryder, Erle Terrick Dudley
Age: 36
Date of Death: 28/2/1942
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Major
Organisation: King George's Own Gurkha Rifles
Ryder, Robert Edward Dudley
Age: 78
Date of Death: 29/6/1986
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Major Ernle Terrick Dudley Ryder boarded SS 'Ban Ho Guan' following the fall of Singapore. The vessel foundered en route to Australia in February 1942, presumed sunk by Japanese submarine. Robert Edward Dudley Ryder was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the St Nazaire Raid and died on a sailing holiday on the yacht 'Watchdog'. His ashes are buried in Oxford.
Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

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