Rudolf Friedlaender (served as Robert Lodge),
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Serjeant, Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C.
Service number: 5550151
Died 18 Aug 1944
Buried Moussey Churchyard, France
‘OUR SACRIFICE WILL NOT BE FUTILE IF THE SURVIVORS HAVE LEARNED THE LESSONS OF THIS DISASTROUS WAR’
Rudi was born on 15 August 1908 in Munich, Germany to Max, a successful Jewish lawyer and Bella nee Forcheimer. Rudi had an older sister Lore, an older brother Otto who died from meningitis aged six a few months after Rudi’s birth and a younger brother Gerhart. Rudi studied Law and Economics and graduated with a PhD in Economics. In 1934 he travelled to Holland where he trained as a carpenter before travelling to England. He enlisted into the Pioneer Corps in 1940.
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