Charles Ludlam (1897–1959)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 117982  

Charles and his brother John Ernest lived at Mill Green, Fritchley. Pre-war Charles worked at Ambergate wireworks. He enlisted in 1918 and served overseas with the 6th Foresters. He arrived home on leave in 1919 and was discharged through sickness in May 1919. After the war he had a lorry working as a haulage contractor with Clarence Wainwright. He married Violet Allsop in 1922 December qtr (Belper reg district) and later lived at Crich, where he worked as a council roadman.

Newspaper reports

Derbyshire Courier 23 November 1918
Mr and Mrs J.LUDLAM, of Mill Green, Fritchley, received a card from their son Private Charles LUDLAM , Sherwoods, on Tuesday, to say that he was in hospital in France, and was going on satisfactorily. Several days previously, a letter had been received from Captain ROWLAND , 1/6th Sherwoods, stating that Private LUDLAM was reported wounded and missing from 5 November. Private LUDLAM , who enlisted last June, has been in France about six weeks. He was a miner at Oakerthorpe Colliery before joining up.

Derbyshire Courier, 22 March 1919
Amongst Crich soldiers at present on leave from France and Belgium are Ptes. Sydney Harrison (Roes Lane), and Cpl. J. Hartshorne (Browns Hill). Pte Charles Ludlam (Mill Green) is on hospital leave.

Medal Index Card
Private Charles Ludlam , Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) No 117982 earning the British War and Victory Medals.

Silver War Badge
117982 Private Ludlam Charles; badge B211043; enlisted 21.5.18; discharged 10.5.19; para 392 (XVI); aged 21; served overseas

Charles Ludlam's brother Ernest Ludlam is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Mill Green

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Ludlam Head 34 Limestone quarryman Crich
Sarah Ann Ludlam wife 34   Crich
Rosetta Ludlam daughter 9   Crich
Martha A Ludlam daughter 8   Crich
Jack Ludlam son 6   Crich
May Ludlam daughter 6   Crich
Earnest Ludlam son 5   Crich
Charles Ludlam son 3   Crich

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1911: Mill Green

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Ludlam Head 44 Coal collier Crich
S.A. Ludlam wife 44   Crich
Rose Ludlam daughter 19 Mill hand Crich
Martha Ludlam daughter 18 Mill hand Crich
May Ludlam daughter 16 Mill hand Crich
John Ludlam son 16 Collier pony driver Crich
Ernest Ludlam son 15 Butcher Crich
Charles Ludlam son 13 Wire worker Crich

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1918 Crich voters
Charles Ludlam, Mill Green; absent on military service.

1939 Register: Church House, Crich
Charles Ludlam b.9 December 1897; labourer, council roadman
Violet M Ludlam b.25 February 1899