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John Joseph Hudson

Name on Board JJ Hudson
Name on Service
John Joseph  Hudson
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Letter Carrier
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin John Hudson
Address 85 Stevedore St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 30/10/1915
Service No. 4519
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 28/01/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Themistocles A32
Unit on Embarkation 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 17/04/1918
Unit on Death 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Additional Information John Hudson attended Central State School, Williamstown and his name appears on the North Williamstown Presbyterian Church (now St Stephens). Mr Hudson received a letter from Lieutenant Pearse describing his son Jack Hudson as 'one of the very best soldiers that ever wore the Australian uniform'.  He also said that Jack had 'died as he lived - leading an upright and honorable life, with every principle of that of a thorough gentleman'. On the day the family received a telegram informing them that their son had been wounded, John Hudson's mother died.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 22 June, 1918, p3
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