The History of Sport Played in China's Treaty Ports

Henry Pemberton Dudley (1880 - 1916)

Pictured in 1907 when Dudley won the 1907 Hong Tennis Doubles

The announcement of H P Dudley's death in the 2 December 1916 edition of the North China Herald

  Henry Pemberton Dudley played a few rugby games for Shanghai in 1907 and 1908 while working for HSBC in Shanghai from 1905 to 1909.

  While in Shanghai he played golf, cricket, swam competitively, played water polo and was also a tennis player. In 1907 he won  the Hong tennis doubles with HSBC workmate and rugby player Sydney Wheeler.

  In September 1909, just before he left Shanghai for Singapore he won the greasy pole competition at the Shanghai Rowing Club's swimming gala!

  He left Singapore to travel to the War. While there, he joined the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers Rugby Footballers with whom he went to Suvla Bay where he was wounded.

  After he recovered from his Turkish wounds he went to the Western Front where he was killed on 3 September 1916 aged 36.