Friday, 21 March 2014

Raymond Hudson 1899-1918

Raymond Hudson (from FP's great grandmother's photo album)
Twenty five minutes to twelve on Friday morning March 17th 1899
(According to the family bible)

William Hudson died Oct 29th 1913 aged 59
Ann Hudson nee Haynes  1858 – 1943
(Her aunt was Sarah Newton who died in  the Huskar pit (Silkstone) disaster of 1838)

1.    Martha Ann 1879-1957
2.    Edith 1881-1882
3.    Thomas Hudson 1882- 1942
4.    Clifford Hudson 1884- 1940/50s served in WWI
5.    William (Bill) Hudson  1887 -  1953 served in WWI
6.    Joshua (Joss) Hudson 1889 – 1977 (?) Local historian
7.    Walter 1891-1892
8.    Arthur 1893  died aged 7 months
9.    Evelyn 1897 – 1955
Evelyn  married WWI Veteran Arthur Robinson.  His brother C A Robinson perished in 1916.
named her second son Raymond after the brother she lost in the war
10.    Raymond 1899 - 1918

Home address:
69 Milton street
(This is now the site of Ship croft sheltered housing)

Marital status: He was a bachelor

Military Service:
Enlisted June 7th 1917

131440 25th machine gun corps
75th Coy. 25th Bn.
Stationed with the 86 training reserves at Scalton camp, Catterick Bridge, York shire.  Throughout October 1917.
Arrived in France March 28th 1918
Admitted to No. 8 stationary hospital Wimereux  France on April 13th 1918 with gunshot wound to the left thigh & a fractured femur.

Death:  27th May 1918 aged 19
Buried at:  Eastern cemetery Boulogne
Grave Reference:  X. A. 86

Wombwell, Wesleyan Methodist Memorial Tablet, Park Street
Wombwell War Memorial, St Mary's Church,  Wombwell

This above information was supplied by Raymond's great, great niece FP.  Our grateful thanks to her for such a thorough research effort and for sharing this information with us.  Her photograph album contains many other soldier's photos and she is in the process of researching them for us.

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