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James HUDSON

Regimental number767
Place of birthPridhoc on Tyne, Northumberland, England
SchoolBoard School
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressZennia Allison Road, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Hudson, 7 Holy Oake Street, Proud Hoe on Tyne, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 58), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary HUDSON, 7 Holyoak Street, Prudhoe-on-Tyne, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: John Hudson was in 18th Battalion AIF and was killed in France on 9th October, 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 12 May 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, ? August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 August 1915; buried at Little Popes Head by Chaplain F Colwell, 28 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUDSON James

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