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Private William HUDSON, 242187, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action,  Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 23rd March 1918.

Born Sunderland, Durham, son of William & Rebecca Hudson, 38½ Bell Street, Sunderland, Durham.


1911 Census - 6 Millers Hill, New Herrington, Fence House, Houghton le Spring, Sunderland, Durham - William Hudson, head, age 44, married, colliery labourer, above ground, worker, born Sunderland, Durham; Rebecca Hudson, wife, age 45, married 20 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, born Old Trimdon, Durham; Eveline Hudson, daughter, age 19, single, general servant, domestic, born Sunderland, Durham; William Hudson, son, age 17, single, coal miner, pony driver, worker, born Sunderland, Durham; George Hudson, son, age 14, coal miner, pony driver, worker, born Sunderland, Durham; James Hudson, son, age 2, born Sunderland, Durham; Rebecca Hudson, daughter, age 10, school, born Sunderland, Durham; Hannah Mary Hudson, daughter, age 7, born Sunderland, Durham;.


Enlisted Sunderland, Durham, age 22 years & 3 months, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 154lbs. Resided 38½ Bell Street, Millfield, Sunderland, Durham. Formerly coal miner

Home 8th December 1915 to 11th SEptember 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 23rd March 1918.

8th December 1915, enlisted; 8th December 1915, posted to Army Reserve; 5th February 1917, mobilized & posted 5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.5738; 30th April 1917 to 1st May 1917, Hospital, P.U.O.; 2nd May 1917 to 7th May 1917, Military Hospital, Canterbury, P.U.O.: 12th September 1917, posted BEF.

23rd December 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 14/- a week payable to mother, will cease.

1st December 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William Hudson, 38½ Bell Street, Sunderland; Mother, Rebecca Hudson, 38½ Bell Street, Sunderland; Brothers - George Hudson, age 24, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia; Sisters - Eva Hudson, age 29, 38½ Bell Street, Sunderland; Rebecca Hudson, age 18, 38½ Bell Street, Sunderland; Hannah Hudson, age 16, 38½ Bell Street, Sunderland.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7., France.


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