John Charles (Jack) Ludlam (1898–1955)


Leicestershire Regiment 4929  

Photos courtesy Sue Worboys

John Charles Ludlam in WW1John Charles Ludlam in WW1

Notes: Sue Worboys
John Charles ( Jack ) Ludlam  was born January 21st 1898 to Henry ( Harry ) Ludlam and Eliza ( nèe White ) at Cliffside , Crich. He spent his childhood there with brothers Harry and Leslie and sisters Mary, Annie and Eliza.
He worked all his life in Crich Quarry only breaking service to serve with the Leicestershire Regiment 1914 - 1918.
During the second World War, Grandad was too old for enlisting so in order to “do his bit “ he joined Crich Auxiliary Fire Service and served for the next 8 years.  Along with his wife Gertie he also gave a temporary home to Gloria Gossiaux, a young evacuee from Southend.
Grandad died January 25th 1955 aged 57 years.

Medal Roll Index
Only one J. Ludlam serving with the Leicestershire Regiment (No 4929) found. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star.
Embarked 11/12/15; Disembodied 2/4/19.

1939 Register: Chapel Lane, Crich
John C Ludlam b.21 January 1898; limestone quarryman, very heavy work
Gertrude Ludlam b.3 November 1900
Joyce M Hodson (Ludlam) b. 17 June 1924; school

John C Ludlam married Gertrude A Sims in 1924 December qtr (Belper reg district)


1901: Cliffside, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John White Head (wdwr) 67 Farmer Shelton
Henry Ludlam son in law 30 Limestone quarryman Crich
Eliza Ludlam daughter 31   Aston
Mary Ludlam g.daughter 6   Crich
Annie Ludlam g.daughter 4   Crich
John Charles Ludlam g.son 3   Crich
Eliza Ludlam g.daughter 1   Crich

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1911: Cliff Cottage, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Henry Ludlam Head 40 Limestone quarryman Crich
Eliza Ludlam Wife 41   Swallow Nest
Mary Ludlam daughter 16 Mill hand Lea Mills Crich
Annie Ludlam daughter 14 Mill hand Frame, Lea Mills Crich
John Charles Ludlam son 13 Farm boy Crich
Eliza Ludlam daughter 11   Crich
Harry Ludlam son 9   Crich
Leslie Ludlam son 1   Crich
Hannah Holden cousin 42 Monthly nurse Crich

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