Hervey Tudway

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Hervey Tudway
Personal information
Full name Hervey Robert Charles Tudway
Born (1888-09-23)23 September 1888
Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died 18 November 1914(1914-11-18) (aged 26)
Boulogne, France
Domestic team information
Years Team
1910 Somerset
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 12
Batting average 6.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 6
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 December 2015

Hervey Robert Charles Tudway (23 September 1888 – 18 November 1914) was a member of a long-established family from Wells, Somerset who played one first-class cricket match for Somerset in 1910.[1] He was born at Westminster, London and died while serving as a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards at Boulogne, France.

Family and background[edit]

The Tudway family were prominent in Wells from the middle of the 18th century with wealth derived from sugar plantations in the West Indies, and a series of three family members served as the Member of Parliament for Wells from 1754 to 1830, with a further family member being MP for three years from 1852 to 1855.[2] Hervey's father was Charles Tudway, who owned industrial and other property in and around Wells and who lived at Milton Lodge, Wells, where he created a spectacular garden on a hillside that is now regularly open to the public.[3]

Hervey Tudway's mother, and the source of his first name, was Alice, who was the daughter of Sir Frederick Hervey-Bathurst, 4th Baronet and the granddaughter of Sir Frederick Hervey-Bathurst, 3rd Baronet, both of her ancestors being prominent cricket players.

Cricket career[edit]

Tudway's career in first-class cricket was brief: he played in one match for Somerset against Hampshire in 1910, batting at No 8 and making six runs in each of the two innings.[4] He did not bowl, and it is not known whether he batted right- or left-handed. The venue of Tudway's only first-class match, the Officers Club Services Ground, Aldershot may have reflected the fact that he was a serving army officer: his obituary in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 1915 records that he "played frequently for the Household Brigade".[5]

Army career[edit]

Tudway was commissioned as a probationary second lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards on 5 February 1908.[6] Two years later, in February 1910, he was confirmed as a full second lieutenant.[7] Later that same year, on 29 September 1910, he was promoted to lieutenant.[8]

Tudway died of his wounds at Boulogne in the first months of the First World War.[5] The 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards was engaged in the First Battle of Ypres at this stage of the war. He is buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hervey Tudway". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ "Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages". www.leighrayment.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Milton Lodge, Wells". www.gardens-guide.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Scorecard: Hampshire v Somerset". www.cricketarchive.com. 1910-06-09. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Deaths in 1914". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1915 ed.). Wisden. p. 245. 
  6. ^ "No. 28106". The London Gazette. 1908-02-04. p. 808. 
  7. ^ "No. 28336". The London Gazette. 1910-02-04. p. 866. 
  8. ^ "No. 28454". The London Gazette. 1911-01-06. p. 129.