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Reginald Frank Judson

Portrait from The Weekly News; 24 May 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 24 May 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Judson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    31604 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 March 1911 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM The Manse, Clinton, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM The Manse, Clinton, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Margaret Judson (wife), The Manse, Clinton, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Margaret Judson (wife) 65 Rockfield Road, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    2 May 1944 AWMM
    'During an attack on Orsogna (Italy) early in December 1943, Padre Judson organised a forward Regimental Aid Post under heavy fire, he himself dressing wounds and on occasions acting as a stretcher-bearer. His citation for this award also mentions a similar exploit in Tunisia when he went forward behind the attacking troops to collect the wounded and evacuate them by jeep.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Judson, Reginald Frank. (Ref. WO 373/5/128). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rev. R. F. Judson, MC; Auckland; born Auckland, 25 Mar 19:1; Presbyterian minister. (Source: Burdon, R.M. 24 Battalion. p.183.)

    'By this time there were a number of wounded. Padre Judson, whose conduct on this occasion earned him the MC, had come up to the Pink House with a party of stretcher-bearers and cleared away the rubble from a partially demolished room which they made into a forward aid post. He was by no means unfamiliar with situations of this kind, having performed similar tasks at Tebaga and in other engagements. After organising the stretcher party, he helped personally to carry in the wounded. The Pink House was not a healthy spot and the aid post suffered more than one direct hit, but he stayed there till orders came for a general withdrawal. ' (Source: Burdon, R.M. 24 Battalion. p. 217-18.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
      http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
      Further Reference
    • Waters, Sydney D. Ross, Squadron Leader J. M. S. Underhill, Rev. M. (1950). Chaplains. Dept. of Internal Affairs, Historical Publications Branch.
      http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Chap-c14.html
      Further Reference
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.' (London Gazette, 2 May 1944, p.2045.). Military Cross.
      http://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36497/page/2045
      Further Reference
    • 'During an attack on Orsogna (Italy) early in December 1943, Padre Judson organised a forward Regimental Aid Post under heavy fire, he himself dressing wounds and on occasions acting as a stretcher-bearer. His citation for this award also mentions a similar exploit in Tunisia when he went forward behind the attacking troops to collect the wounded and evacuate them by jeep.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Judson, Reginald Frank. (Ref. WO 373/5/128). Military Cross.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C8707220
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Rev. M. L. Underhill ... [et al.] (1950). New Zealand chaplains in the Second World War. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 249 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 6 (Embarkations from 1st October, 1941 to 31st December, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 6: WW2 20 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.183, 217-18, 222. AWMM
    • Rev. M. L. Underhill ... [et al.] (1950). New Zealand chaplains in the Second World War. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      p.103. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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