James Dudley Sturrock, Royal Army Service Corps

1882 Jul/Sep Born London

1891 census at 18 Pembridge Villas, Kensington

1899 Trooper James Dudley Sturrock, 21932 in 106 Company (Staffordshire) 4 battalion Imperial Yeomanry, Declared inefficient, 17/09/01. The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901

1901 census He would have been in South Africa.

1908 Nov 6. Charged with assault

1911 Apr 6. Leaves UK for New York.

1912 Mar 10. Arrives New York from UK. Occupation "auto engineer"

1912 Jul 12. Charged with assaulting his wife in New York

1914 Nov 18. Army Service Corps to be Temp 2nd Lt. James Dudley Sturrock.

1914 Dec 15. Lands in France

1918 Oct 9. Army Service Corps. The undermentioned to be actg. Majs.: Temp. Capt. J. D. Sturrock.

1920 Dec 27. He took part in the raid at Caherguillamore House, Bruff in which 5 IRA men died

1921 Feb 15. Temp. Capt. J. D. Sturrock to be acting Major while commanding a MT Coy

1922 Jan 4. Document shows he was 18th Infantry Brigade Intelligence Officer. And then commanding 1166 MT Coy of RASC

 

1922 Jul 5. RASC. The undermentioned relinquish their commns. on completion of service: — Temp. Capt. J. D. Sturrock, and is granted the rank of Major.

1923 Jan 1. OBE gazetted to Temporary Captain (Acting Major) James Dudley Sturrock, Royal Army Service Corps

1932 Apr 3. Arrives in UK from Marseilles on SS Baloeran

1933 Mar 31 Travels to Marseilles

He wrote a number of Books which were turned into films and plays

1936 "Ourselves Alone." This picture is based on the story, "River of Unrest," by Major Dudley Sturrock and Noel Scott. A 1936 British film depicting a love story set against the backdrop of the 1921 Irish War of Independence. The title is a translation of the Irish Sinn Féin. The film opens with an IRA ambush of a police convoy carrying two captured members of the IRA. Irish Police Inspector Hannay (John Lodge) and British Captain Wiltshire of the Royal Intelligence Corps (John Loder) both turn out to be in love with Maureen Elliot (Antionette Cellier) sister of the IRA leader.

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