Private William J Hudson, 7025

Soldier Factfile

Name:   Private William J Hudson, 7025

Date of Birth:   1.121882


Brother: Cropston Road, Anstey,

Parents Names: 

Francis Hudson (Riveter)

Sarah d. 1910 in Derbyshire (Housekeeper in 1901)

Occupation before the war:  Shoe hand

Siblings Names:

Henry Johnson b 1880

Date Died:   25.8.1917

Age:  35

Place of Death:   France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Philosophe British Cem., Mazingarbe, France

Cause of death:   Killed in action

Regiment:  1st 5th  Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment


War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Joined the Royal Navy 28.10.1902 service no 351151
  • Ships served on: Victory; Plymouth Hoop; Vivid 1
  • Discharged 1903 services not required
  • Death commemorative certificate states he was a native of Derby where he enlisted 4.8.1903 aged 19.
  • He was 5 ft 4 inches tall and weighed 113lbs
  • When William enlisted he stated that he had been a member of the Royal Navy
  • Mr Hudson, 71, Carrington Street, Derby crossed out on official document showing grave inscriptions and H.J. Hudson inserted.
  • His scroll was sent to his father at the above address in 1920
  • He left £20 to his brother Henry J, his sole legatee
  • In 1901 Sarah was working as a housekeeper in Leicester and had only Henry with her.