A wartime tragedy at H.M.S. Fernieness Range, East Lothian, Scotland
The headstone of A.B. (Royal Navy) Alexander Rudd of Frizington, Cumberland (now Cumbria)
Alexander Rudd is buried in St Paul's Churchyard (C of E) in his home village of Frizington.
The inscription on Alexander's headstone reads:
"Resting where no shadows fall
In perfect peace He awaits us all".
(Photograph by J. Ritson)
One of the casualties whose name has been put forward for inclusion on the 'Roll of Honour' for the Cleator Moor area of Cumbria is Able Seaman (Royal Navy) Alexander Rudd whose home at the time of his accidental death in 1943 was in the village of Frizington, approximately two miles from Cleator Moor. Alexander Rudd, who was 20 years old at the time of his death was the son of Alexander Rudd and Hannah Rudd of Mill Street, Frizington.
Alexander's service number was P/JX 334136 and he was attached to H.M.S President III O/P. He was one of several victims accidentally killed at H.M.S Fernieness Range in East Lothian on 27 April 1943: as the result of a terrible tragedy.
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