Gunner T.H. Hudson, Royal Artillery

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  1. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    Anyone know whether he died in 1942 or 1943?

    In St Paul's Church, Witherslack.




    Rank: Gunner

    Service No: 1809178

    Date of Death: 17/01/1943

    Age: 36

    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery,

    21 Lt. A.A. Regt.

    Grave Reference: Brit. Sec. P. C. 16.

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  2. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    Did a search of British nationals armed forces deaths 1796-2005 on Find My Past, there is a Thomas H Hudson registered in 1943 but none in 1942. I don't have a subscription so I haven't seen the image or transcription.
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    From Ancestry databases:

    Thomas Hudson in the UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Thomas Hudson
    Given Initials: T H
    Rank: Gunner
    Death Date: 17 Jan 1943
    Number: 1809178
    Birth Place: Westmorland
    Residence: Lancashire
    Branch at Enlistment: Royal Artillery
    Theatre of War: Malaya
    Regiment at Death: Royal Artillery
    Branch at Death: Royal Artillery

    As you already have from CWGC:
    Thomas Henry Hudson in the UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947

    Name: Thomas Henry Hudson
    Age: 36
    Birth Date: abt 1907
    Death Date: 17 Jan 1943
    Cemetery: Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery
    Burial Country: Japan
    Regimental Number: 1809178
    Region or Memorial: Japan

    Searching around I found that the only Hudson (male) to have died on 17 Jan 1942 on all databases within Ancestry was:
    William Henry Hudson in the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

    Name: William Henry Hudson
    Probate Date: 14 Mar 1942
    Death Date: 17 Jan 1942
    Death Place: Leicestershire, England
    Registry: Nottinghamshire, England

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  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    1809178 Gunner HUDSON Thomas Henry
    enlisted in the RA in 1941, 21 LAA REGT.
    Died as a POW 17th January 1943 age 36 Fukuoka Camp Malaya of acute colitis
    Born Witherslack Westmoreland
    Resided Kirby in Furness Lancs.


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  5. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Guy. The memorial plaque has it wrong then.

    Just a thought - if he died at Fukuoka Camp, Malaya, why is he buried at Yokohama War Cemetery? Unless his grave is unknown and he's named on a memorial there.
  6. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    The Malaya reference is misleading as Fukuoka Camp was in Japan. I found this that tells the story of the 21 LAA Regiment, Royal Artillery. They appear to have been captured on Timor. Gnr Hudson is listed in the nominal roll.
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  7. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    Ah! Thanks for clearing that up, Guy.

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