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.

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    CWGC

    HUDSON, THOMAS HENRY




    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.

    Cemetery: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY
     
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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 Re 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




    TD
     
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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.

    Regards
    Guy
     

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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.
    Guy

    http://www.cofepow.org.uk/lists/timor_gunners.pdf
     
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  7. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    Ah! Thanks for clearing that up, Guy.
     

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