Ernest James Cuddy
Life & Career
Born in Southsea.
Cuddy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1909.
Cuddy was retired as unfit, owing to neurasthenia, on 14 January, 1914. On 24 August, 1914, he was activated to join the Royal Naval Division, a turn of events I'd think unhelpful to someone suffering from nervous ailments. Cuddy was perhaps interned in Holland, but was granted a leave to England at some point.
Cuddy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 30 June, 1917. He committed suicide with a gun. He had been employed at the British Consulate in Rotterdam at the time.