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John William Edmund Hudson

Family group WW1, soldier Jack Hudson on right with his brother, also in uniform, and sister. Photo taken while in UK on Convalescence leave. - No known copyright restrictions

Family group WW1, soldier Jack Hudson on right with his brother, also in uniform, and sister. Photo …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William Edmund AWMM
  • Surname
    Hudson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2187 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 September 1886 AWMM LeedsWest Yorkshire AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 February 1915 AWMM 59 Roxburgh Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Sergeant H.V. Hudson (brother), R.A.M.C., Chester, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2187 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 February 1915 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Shop assistant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 4.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      146 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Ruddy AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light Brown AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Of grand constitution and in good health - M/O report AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Shrapnel wounds to back at Gallipoli 8/8/15. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      H.S. Gason to St George Hospital, Malta 16/8/15 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      H.S. Carisbrool Castle 26/8/15 to U.K. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted Royal Victoria Hospital 3/9/15. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      15th General Hospital, Alexandria 12/3/16 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Then Lady Godley Convalescent Home. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided home on H.S. Tahiti 5/5/16 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Served in New Zealand - 303 days and overseas 360 days.

      Hit by an exploding shell - severe back injuries with a gaping wound. Lay face down for three days until a temporary cease fire allowed stretcher bearers to remove the wounded. AWMM
    • These records are incorrect - his eyes were blue, as noted in his army admission document. The wound in his back was kept clean by countless fly maggots which ate the decaying flesh while he lay on the battlefield. My grandmother, Matilda, aka Tilly, said she could put her whole fist into the hole in his back after it had healed. Public - Bruce - Direct descendant - 1 April 2017 - I was 10 when Grandad died and I remember his bright blue eyes that were passed on to Gordon, my father. Nana told me the story about the maggots and the size of the hole when I was in my teens.
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About death

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  • Death
    3 June 1959 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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01 April 2017BruceGold Coast AustraliaDirect descendant

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