Hudson, Walter Victor

Dates: 1898-1918

War Service: Walter Victor Hudson enlisted on 1st August 1916 and originally served as a Private in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He received a gunshot wound to his thigh and abdomen on 24th October 1917.

On 3rd April 1918 he transferred to the 1st Battalion Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment. His service number was 108816.

He died on 27th May 1918 aged 19 and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial.

Location of Memorial: Walter Victor Hudson is remembered locally on the St Pauls, Deptford WW1 War Memorial

Details: Walter Victor Hudson was born 20th July 1898 and baptised on 3 August 1898 at St Lukes Church, Deptford. At this time the Hudson family were living at 13 Barnes Terrace.

On the 1911 census he is recorded living at 44 B Church Street, Deptford with his parents Walter and Elizabeth. Also living there were his brother William, and his sisters Grace and Maud. Two of his eleven siblings had died by 1911.

When Walter enlisted in 1916 he gave his home address as 51 Vanguard Street, Deptford and his occupation was given as grocers assistant. His height was recorded at 5ft 2 ½ inches.

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Jackie Sellars

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