Herbert H Hudson

Census Address: 5 Torkington Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1899
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5 Torkington Street

Thomas Hudson and Phoebe Cox’s marriage was registered in Stamford in 1886 however they lived in South Luffenham until 1898 when they moved to 32 Foundry Road. They had 5 children there including Percy Oliver born 1895. Herbert Harold was born in Stamford in 1899 followed by 2 more sons. Before the 1911 census two of their children had died; Lilley in 1901 aged 3 and Arthur Lionel in 1910 aged 18.

In 1911 Thomas Hudson was a railway signalman and the family were living at 5 Torkington Street which had 5 rooms – more than the average. Living at home were all 5 sons: William 21, a labourer at the brick works; Percy Oliver 15, a rope maker and the 3 youngest – Herbert Harold 12, Leslie 9 and Harry 7 – were all at school. Shortly after the census was taken William joined the Royal Field Artillery, East Anglian Brigade Territorials.

Percy Oliver Hudson

Percy joined the 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment as a Private at the beginning of the war in September 1914. A year later he was fighting in France & Flanders. In early October 1918 he was wounded and died of his wounds on the 7th of that month at the 58 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station). He was buried in Dernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension at Tincourt on the Somme. He is commemorated on Stamford Town and All Saints War Memorials.

Herbert Harold Hudson

Herbert enlisted on the 18th June 1917 and joined the 7th Bn of the Lincolnshire Regiment. Like his brother he was wounded in France in 1918 but he survived. He married Mary E Glenn in 1918 and returned to live in Stamford where he was employed by the Midland Railway Company and his 2 children were born. It seems likely he may have moved away after 1922.

Others in the family

William Hudson (brother) became a shoeing smith in 1915 and served in Europe and Egypt. He was discharged “no longer physically fit” in 1917 just 10 days after Herbert enlisted which must have been a relief to his parents.
Ethel Mary Hudson (sister) married James Tomms in 1918 in Stamford.