WW1 Military Cross not named, 1914/15 Star named 2 LIEUT F LUDLAM RFA, British War & Victory Medals named MAJOR F LUDLAM.
Frank Ludlam born in 1893 at Nether Hallam son of local Solictor in Sheffield. Became a 2nd Lt in the Royal Field Artillery on 17th Oct 1914 after being in training as a Cadet. He was sent to France on 29th Aug 1915. He was made a Acting Capt on 28th Apr 1917, acting Major on 22nd May 1918 , awarded MC LG 1st Jan 1919 with B/107th Brigade Royal Field Artillery and Major 24th Feb 1919.
Sheffield Daily Telegraph 26th Aug 1916.
News has been received that Lieutenant Frank Ludlam RFA of Sheffield was wounded in action on the 19th inst. He received a gunshot wound to the head. Lt Ludlam joined the army shortly after the outbreak of the war, and during the last twelve months has seen considerable active service. He is the only Son f Mr A E C Ludlam, Solictor of Brocco Bank, Sheffield to whom he is articled. He was educated at Uppingham and prior to the war was a prominent player in the Sheffield Rugby Club.
Sheffield Telegraph 18th Nov 1930.
Mr Frank Ludlam who has done so much for the advancement of Sheffield Rugby Football since the war, can claim to have had as narrow an escape as anyone during his fours years of service with the Royal Field Artillery. Mr Ludlam who joined up as a trooper (Yorkshire Dragoons) at the outbreak of war, attained the rank of Major, command of a Battery at the age of 23, and won the Military Cross, as well as being mentioned in dispatches, actullay had a bullet clean through his head. Fortunately it was not low enough to hit a vital part. Splinters from his Stell hat had to be extracted from his Scalp.
He played for the Sheffield Rubgy Club before the war. He became Secretary and Treasurer after the war. On the Yorkshire Rugby committee. Captain of the Sheffield Rubgy Club 1923-24 and played for Derbyshire. Director of Sheffield Amateur Sports Club and on the board 1924.
Frank was educated at Uppingham but did not take his legal exams due to the War and had to start again after. Became a Partner in Messrs Alderson, Son & Dust (Solictors) in Change Alley which his father was a senior partner in. The paper entry has a photo of him.