The youngest son of David Henry and Agnes Susan Dudley became a naval architect studying at Greenwich Naval College. Records show he was an Assistant Constructor at Chatham Dockyard 1906-1909. During those early days he was part of the team he was part of the team designing the Dreadnoughts and
Olive Elizabeth, who was a young girl at the time, remembers the sitting room floor being covered with plans and being told to be quiet !
He then became a constructor 1910-1918 at the Royal Dockyard, Bombay and from 1910-1922 at the Royal Marine Dockyard Calcutta. He left the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors in 1922 to become a partner in Lardner North & Co at 6 Commercial Buildongs Calcutta which specialised in marine surveying and naval architecture. He must have known Elsie Una (Nee North) by then Lady Rogers who was working as a nurse at the School of Tropical Medecine at the same time.
Thackers Indian Directories indicates he retired in 1927 and returned to England at “Wiseen” in Parkestone. and did not work again before offering his service to the Admiralty at the start of the second world war.
He then worked on minesweepers in Birkenhead and in Bath. He had two daughters born in India, Eileen and June, and a son Julian Edward who was born in England. He died in 1971 but we have no details.
We have no notes of his wife Sybil Schoones
Can you fill in with details, anecdotes, photos? If so please contact us ! e