Tudor, Percyval Bradbury


The son of Ivan Tudor, of East Grinstead, he came into College from Copthorne School. He was Prefect of Library in 1916 and was elected that year to a Scholarship at New College, Oxford: he also captained the Bisley VIII in 1916, played in College XV in 1914 and 1915 and in College VI in 1916. He rowed in the winning House IV in Freshfield Cup. He also won the French Prize. In December 1916, as soon as he had heard of his election to New College (he was third on the roll), he left for an RA Cadet School, and on receiving his commission in 1917 left  England for India, where he served on the north-west frontier. In September 1918 he was sent in charge of troops to Mesopotamia and died at Baghdad (another source states Basra) on November 1st of haemorrhagic smallpox, aged twenty. He rests in grave VII.K.2 of Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Tudor
  • Forenames or initials: Percyval Bradbury
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1911-1916
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Indian Mountain Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 13th January 1898
  • Date of Death: 1st November 1918
  • How Died: Died of Illness
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY: Grave VII.K.2