Roll of Honour

Private Ronald Melville Judge

Linked to: Ardley

Service Number: 4682

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment (9th)

Conflict: World War One

Date of Death: 5th April 1916

Age at Death: 22

Burial/Memorial Location: Basra Memorial, Iraq

Born Ardley, enlisted Winchester. Son of Charles Henry & Mary Hannah Judge, of Ardley.

"Mr and Mrs C.H. Judge, of Ardley, have received news from the War Office stating that their youngest son, Private Roland Melville (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) had been killed in action on April 5th, while serving with the Indian Expeditionary Force in the Persian Gulf. Private Judge, who was a soldier of much promise, attained his 22nd birthday in January. He enlisted in August, 1914, and after nearly twelve months’ training was drafted to the Dardanelles, where on August 16 last he was reported wounded and was admitted into a hospital at Alexandria, suffering from a gunshot wound to the left forearm. Subsequently, he saw service in the Persian Gulf.
Private Judge, before joining the Army, was a deputy teacher at Middleton Stoney School and subsequently entered gentlemen’s service. He was possessed of considerable genius and several handsome carvings are his handiwork. Two of his brothers are serving, viz.: Gerald (in the Kensington Royal Fusiliers) and Everard (in the 3rd Warwicks). Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved parents." Bicester Herald 26/05/1916