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Benjamin Roy HUDSON

Regimental number10344
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolCaulfield Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia11
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address'Kirami', Mairjimmy via Berrigan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinAunt, Mrs E L Rust, Fawkner Mansions, Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Was a son of Charles Hudson late Railways Commissioner, Victoria. Brother of Lieut. Phillip B Hudson, 4th Pioneers, AIF." Details from Brother.
FateDied of wounds 22 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 20), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Mary HUDSON. Native of New Zealand
Family/military connectionsBrother: John Burgoyne Hudson who enlised in 14th Battalion AIF, wounded at Gallipoli. Discharged from Australian Forces. Joined up with British Army as Lieut. in 1st and 4th Pioneers. Alexanders own Yorkshire Regiment and was killed at Battle of Morlancourt, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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