HUDSON Arthur Cyril
Regiment : 3rd Battalion attached 11th Service Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Service number : A0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 2nd October 1916 aged 37
Buried : Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, Grave VII. A. 2.
Relatives : Son of Lt. Col. and Mrs A.H. Hudson, of Wick House, Pershore; husband of Irene C. Hudson, of Endon Hall, Pershore, Worcestershire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Wick St Mary's Church with the information: Maj. Malvern Wells Parish Council Chapel WW1 Memorial.
His brother Lt Aubrey Wells Hudson also fell.
Additional information on the memorial: Major, Royal Fusiliers
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral under Pershore casualties.
3rd Royal Fusiliers. Son of Lieut. Col. Hudson. October 2nd 1916.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
The following information has been researched by Andy Frisby:
Arthur Cyril Hudson was born at Pershore in 1879, the son of Alfred Henry and Lydia Ellen Hudson of Pershore. He was educated at The Wells House, Malvern and Clifton College. In 1900 he joined the South Staffordshire Regiment and served in the Boer War and subsequently in India with the Royal Fusiliers. In 1908 he married Irene Cecily Clifford. Arthur was promoted to Major in 1914 and served with the British Expeditionary Force. He was wounded in August 1915 and returned to England to recover, rejoining his regiment in February 1916. He was wounded again at Thiepval on 26th September 1916 and subsequently died of his wounds.
A photograph of Major A.C. Hudson of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 14th October 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/