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Arthur was born at Redhill, Arnold, Nottingham in 1895, the son of William Henry a waterworks boiler fireman and Mary Hudson née Lovegrove . His father was born in 1865 in Costock, Nottinghamshire and his mother Mary was born in 1863 in Daybrook, they were married in 1883 in Arnold and went on to have a large family of 13 children, however sadly 5 of their children died prior to 1911. Their surviving 8 children were : - Lilly b1885 Redhill, Annie b1886 Redhill, Alice b1889 Redhill, Agnes b1890 Redhill, Arthur b1895 Redhill, Harold b1896 Papplewick, Margaret b1898 Papplewick and Mary b1903 Papplewick. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at the Papplewick Pumping Station and Waterworks, near Linby his father William Henry 46 yrs is shown as a boiler fireman at the waterworks , he is living with his wife Mary 48 yrs and three of his children Arthur is 16 years of age and an apprentice at a local motor cycle works . Margaret 13 yrs and Mary 8 yrs both scholars. By the end of the war the family had moved to live at 12 Conway Grove, Woodborough Road, Nottingham,
18 Feb 1916
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4th Bty Machine Gun Corps (Motor)
He enlisted in late 1914, at Aldershot into the newly formed Motor Machine Gun Service, which had been formed in November, 1914, at Bisley, and was posted to No 4 Battery. In October, 1915, the Machine Gun Corps was formed and the Motor Machine Gun Service became a branch of the new M.G.C. No 4 Battery was in France in early 1915, and served there in one form or another until 1919. He was wounded twice and was returned to England for treatment. He died from his wounds, and is buried at Arnold, Redhill Cemetery, Nottingham.
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 22nd February 1916. “HUDSON. – On the 18th inst., in London, from wounds, Gunner A. Hudson, Motor Machine Gin Section, of 4, Lilac-street, Nottingham, late of Papplewick Water works. He died a noble death. Funeral Redhill Cemetery, Wednesday [23rd February 1916], 2.30.” Obituary published Nottingham Evening Post dated 17th February 1917. 'HUDSON. – In loving memory of our dear boy, Gnr. Arthur Hudson, M.M.G.S., formerly of Papplewick Waterworks, died of wounds February 18th, 1916. A noble life laid down. – Sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brother (Harold in France).” The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his date of death as 8th February 1916, as does 'Soldiers Died in the Great War.' However, his medal index card gives the date as 18th, matching that published above Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Arthur Hudson - Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
  •  Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Arthur Hudson at Arnold Redhill Cemetery. Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Arthur Hudson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Arthur Hudson at Arnold Redhill Cemetery. Photo taken by Peter Gillings