William Hudson

William Hudson

William Hudson (1895-1916) Durham City man served with Durham Light Infantry ________________________________________ From Barry Hudson, Durham: William was my grandfather’s brother. On 1 October 1916 he was serving with the 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry who were that day attacking the Flers Line on the Somme. He was personal orderly to Captain Frank R. M. Weeks, commander of A Company 8th DLI and was acting as Company Runner. He was carrying a message along the communication trench when he was hit by a shell and killed instantly. There is no known grave. He was my grandfather’s only brother – we lost half the family on that day. We have letters sent to the family from Captain Weeks and 2nd Lieutenant A.G.N. Green. Civil Parish: Durham Birth date: 19-Apr-1895 Death date: 10-Oct-1916 Residence: 4 Diamond Terrace, Sidegate, Durham (1911 census and CWGC) Employment: Driver at coal mine (1911 census) Family: Parents: Henry Hudson, Jane Ann Hudson Siblings: George Henry Hudson, Ellen Hudson, Elsie Hudson (1911 census) Military service: Private 3169 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry Memorial(s): Thiepval Memorial near Albert, near Arras on the Somme, on Pier number 14A and Number 15C face Saint Cuthbert’s Church, North Road, Durham, lychgate in churchyard, panel in church Town Hall, Durham, plaque Letters from Captain Weeks and Lieutenant Green

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    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army 3619 Private Durham Light Infantry