Frank Kirkpatrick Ludlow, MC

Photo taken around 1905, while with the 14th Regiment, Princess of Wales' Own Rifles


The above photos are reproduced with permission of the Princess of Wales' Own Regiment Archives


Jan 16, 1880

Born at Kingston Ontario Canada


Oct 27, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59607 (Temporary number 2, which I presume meant that he was the second man to present himself for attestation)

Ø      Next of Kin given as Richard Ludlow (father) of 61 Arch St., Kingston Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Salesman

Ø      Previous military experience given as 16 years in the 14th Regiment, PWOR

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

o       It is interesting to note that L/Col WSP Hughes witnessed each time Frank Ludlow signed his name on the Attestation Paper, in addition to signing as the Magistrate, the approving Officer, and the Commanding Officer.


Nov 2, 1914

To be RQMS (Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant) 

Ø      Appointed WO (Warrant Officer) in HQ Company


Mar 20, 1915

Granted 9 days leave


May 1, 1915

Pay assignment of $30 per month made to his mother, Mrs Sarah Ludlow of 61 Arch St, Kingston, ON


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal for England



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed as RQMS and as WO ll Class.


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkestone for France


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Havre, France


Mar 20, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Nov 14, 1916

Commissioned to be Temporary Lieutenant and to be Temp QM (Quartermaster) with rank of Honorary Capt, as per London Gazette #29982


Dec 11, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Dec 22, 1916

At duty from leave


Oct 1, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 12, 1917

Rejoined from leave


Jan 25, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 12. 1918

Rejoined from leave


Sep 6, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Sep 23, 1918

Rejoined from leave


Dec 31, 1918

Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette #31089


Mar 8, 1919

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #31219 and #31583



Apr 3, 1919

Proceeded to England


Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing, Witley pending return to Canada


May 13, 1919

SOS “P” Wing on proceeding to Canada and TOS MD #3 at Kingston ON


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool for Canada



May 21, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax


May 31, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston ON


Jun 12, 1919

Application is made, and approved, for transfer to the “Reserve of Officers”.  It notes his awards as being “Military Cross, Coronation Medal, and 1914-15 Star”.


Jun 12, 1922

Passed the qualifying exams at Kingston Ontario as an Infantry Field Officer in the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment 

Ø      Rank noted as Major

o       Note that he rose to the rank of L/Col in the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment


Oct 28, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to him c/o The Ludlow Co., Princess St., Kingston ON 

Ø      A note is made that these medals were re-engraved medals that were initially engraved to “WO WK Graveley, 9062”.

o       I suspect that they were returned medals due to a spelling error as this man’s name is spelled “Gravely”.


Apr 1, 1935 Appointed as 2 i/c (second in Command) of PWOR in Kingston


Dec 15, 1936 Ceases to be 2 i/c PWOR


Apr 1, 1938 Promoted to Rank of L/Col and appointed to Command the PWOR


Aug 31, 1943 Appointed to MD #3 HQ Staff


Dec 18, 1943 SOS HQ Staff on Retirement from the military


Apr 14, 1956

Deceased at Kingston General Hospital



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