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  • The commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of James Hudson at Faubour D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
Person Details
Arnold
James is shown as having been born in 1896 in Arnold and was the son of Jonathan a stationary engine driver and Alice Hudson née Hudson , of Henry Street, Redhill, Arnold, Nottingham. His father Johnathan was born in 1866 in Arnold and his mother Alice was born in 1863 in Costock, they were married in Arnold in 1889 and had 4 children who were : - Mary b1890, Florence b1892, Robert b1894 and James b1896, all the children were born in Arnold. On the 1911 census the family are living at Henry Street, Redhill and are shown as Johnathan 45 yrs a stationary engine driver , he is living woith his wife Alice 48 yrs who is assisting her husband in his business and their children , Mary 21 yrs an ironer in the local laundry , Florence 19 yrs also an iron in the local laundry works, Robert 17 yrs a pony driver at the local colliery and James 15 yrs his occupation is that of bottle washer at the local Home Ales brewery.
He originally worked at Home Brewery as a bottle washer but upon enlistment he states he is a coal miner
29 Jun 1916
284486 - CWGC Website
R/4325
Lance Corporal
8th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
He enlisted at Nottingham on 10th September giving his age as 19 years and 8 months and his occupation is that of a collier. He was promoted to lance Corporal on 25th November 1915. The battalion War Diary for Thursday the 29th June 1916, shows that it was in the front line in trenches near to the village of Roclincourt. It shows that between 4.30am and 5.30am the enemy shelled the left Company, “A” Coy, heavily with shrapnel and 4.2cm shells. One man was killed and two were wounded. There was a bombardment by the British heavies and field guns on the Germans in the afternoon about 5pm, to which the enemy replied by shelling the left works, From this information we can conclude that the one man killed by the shelling was in fact Lance Corporal James Hudson. He is buried in Faubour D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras France
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  • The commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of James Hudson at Faubour D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
    James Hudson - The commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of James Hudson at Faubour D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle.