Rudolph was born in Leeds on 1 May 1894 (although his birth registration has his first name as “Randolph), the son of William Holiacher and Alice Lister. He was baptised in Burley, Yorkshire, on 12 July 1899. In 1901, he was living with his grandmother, Caroline Smith, and mother, at 64 Frier Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. By 1911, he was visiting the home of Florence Susanna Cooper at 72 Kimberley Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. By this date, the 15-year-old Rudolph had become a stores hand.
Rudolph served as a Private with the Cambridgeshire Regiment (number 3405), and with the Suffolk Regiment (number 32619). He first served in France from 28 September 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal, but he was killed in action in France on 28 August 1918. He is buried at Gomiecourt South Cemetery in France.
The mystery is the fact that his name appears on the Wolverhampton Roll of Remembrance, yet I have so far found no connection to Wolverhampton, either from him or his family. The only assumption I can make is that he moved to Wolverhampton to work in between 1911 and the outbreak of war breaking out. If anybody is able to find out more information I would love to hear it!