Photos courtesy Sue Worboys
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
|Henry||Ludlam||son in law||30||Limestone quarryman||Crich|
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1911: Cliff Cottage, Crich
|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|
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