Born in 1897 at Canning Town, son of John Thomas (General, later Dock Labourer) and Lucy Sophia Rudland. 1901: With his family at 25 Swanscombe Street, West Ham. 1911: Aged 14 and having no occupation, with his family at 39 Napier Road, East Ham. He enlisted at East Ham, and arrived in France on 24th August 1915.
In the first quarter of 1917, 25 Div. Trench Mortar Battery were in the Ploegsteert Sector, and saw a relatively quiet time, punctuated by frequent trench raids and minor operations. However while there, Charles Rudland sustained wounds from which he would die at 2 Casualty Clearing Station at Bailleul.
His personal connection to Woodford is unclear.
Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian