8th December 2015 Walter Victor Hudson Walter was born in Peterborough in 1898 and lived at 21 Water Street in 1911 where his father James ran a baker and confectioners’ shop. Walter helped his father in the bakery and was the middle child of 7 children all living at home. His brothers Frederick and Alfred also enlisted. At the outbreak of WW I he joined the Lincolnshire reservists, being attested on 25 Nov 1914 as Private 9126. He was then 5ft 6ins tall and of ‘fair’ fitness. He was mobilised as part of the 4th Lincolnshire regiment on 22 Feb 1917 and sent to France the next day. Sent home on 9 Sep 1918 suffering the effects of gas he was finally demobbed in 1919 at the age of 20. In 1922 he married Eva A. Cowham and recovered sufficiently from the effects of gas to live until the age of 92, dying in Stamford in June 1991. Hudson’s bakery was still in business at 21 Water Street in 1950 but closed soon afterwards.