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Born: 1897, Norfolk
Died: 31 July 1918, Sheffield Hospital
Buried: Upper Chapel, Idle
Address: 22 North Street, Thackley
Parents: Nicholas William & Sara Ann
Spouse:
Siblings: Jesse, Alice, George, Lucy
Occupation:
Organisations/clubs:
Military
Rank: Pte
Medals/awards:
Rolls of Honour:  Holy Trinity, Idle
Children:
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s
Albert Hudson
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Albert was born around 1897 in Norfolk, the second of five children of Essex Born Nicholas William Hudson and his Norfolk- born wife, Sarah Ann, who appear to have moved to Idle sometime around 1900 when their third child, Alice was born. On 9 August 1918, the Shipley Times & Express reported: Military honours were accorded on Saturday to the funeral at the Upper Chapel, Idle, of Pte Albert Hudson, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regt, a son of Mr and Mrs Hudson of 22 North Street, Thackley, and who died from wounds at a
Sheffield hospital on 31st July, aged 24 years and 11 months. A gun carriage, a Union Jack, and four bearers were supplied from Bradford Moor Barracks. The deceased, who was a member of the Idle P.M. Young Men’s Class, had been with the colours over two years and last May he was severely shelled in both legs, one of which received 17 fragments. He was at Buxton hospital for a time and was then removed to Sheffield. His brother, who is at the front, has been wounded on two occasions.
And in a cruel twist of fate we read on 27 September: The sympathy of the district will be with Mr and Mrs Hudson of 22 North Street, Thackley, in their double bereavement through the war, they having lost a son on 31st July and another on 23rd August. Pte Albert Hudson, Duke of Wellington’s Regt, died of wounds at the Sheffield hospital on the last day in July and his brother, Pte Jesse Hudson, previously twice wounded, fell in action 23 days later. And as we can see from the stone in the Upper Chapel burial ground, the family lost their third son Ernest two years after the war ended.
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