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Reginald Stanley Judson
My grandfather (Raymond) took me on numerous occasions to visit Reginald (my great grandfather) in the early 1970's. I remember having homemade sandwiches with them. Reginald was a tall and quiet man. I have enjoyed gathering family history over the past 30 years. I am fortunate enough to have many army photos of him and his personal leather travelling suitcase with his initials impressed on the front. I have displayed my collection of military items at a couple of Antique Shows now and always receive great reviews and comments. I am intending to travel over to Bapaume (France) in August 2018 for the 100 year commemorations. My brother Mark Judson takes after Reginald with is height and striking resemblance in looks.
Public - carmen - Direct descendant - 30 November 2017
Public - Nathan John - 16 August 2017
I am off with battalions first,listing a boot maker leave
'Reginald' rifles;three medals "Judson" I achieve!
Of silvers gold,the "VC" for coeur meritorious bold
Battles of Somme Flers-Courcelette
My wounds an ill;years resting laden beset.
Apres as the 'Stan' sergeant bomb
For those unbending sap,cleared a throng
Hebuterne being imbued,six "country men" well rescued.
Distinguished my conduct be;retarding six hundred yard,relent the enemy
Soon la nuit we see at Puisieux-au-Mont
In leading a charge;Lewis opens gunners three we want.
Bapaume above bags parapet I call them down;officers mort your ten break bound
Now away from firsts War,Doubtless Bay farming I am found
Ending olden ninty my rest;Waikumete "homes" ground!
Copyright:N.J.Deller 13/8/017 "Kings acorn tree heavenly free"
Biographical information: Prior going to the first world war he was a boiler maker not a boot maker. He was not born in Auckland but in Port Albert, Wharehine. As a small child he returned to England with his family. At the age of 9 he was sent to NZ by his mother on his own on a sailing ship. He lived with his uncle. He did not return to the UK or see his mother again until he served in the first world war as an adult.
My personal tribute, I am the daughter of his youngest child Claire, Claire was born to his second wife Kate some time after the first world war.
"To my grandfather, who died when I was 10 years old, you were 80 when I was born, I remember you as a very erect, nut brown man, who did not speak very often, kept to himself with very intense blue eyes. You were a very up right almost rigid man. Those that lived with you found you unpredictable, from reading your war record
Public - Marion Janet - Direct descendant - 30 September 2015
As the 100 year anniversary of World War I fast approaches, I would like to pay a special homage on behalf of myself and my family to my great, great grandfather.
We remember you and we thank you for your brave and gallantry actions. Such actions have made our country the safe and secure place that it is today. Lest we forget.
Elyse, Michelle, David and Dylan Judson
Public - Elyse - Other Relative - 12 April 2015