Ernest Alfred Knight HUDSON DSO, MID


HUDSON, Ernest Alfred Knight

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 14 June 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: Anzac Mounted Division Headquarters
Born: Erskineville, New South Wales, Australia, 27 October 1872
Home Town: Katoomba, Blue Mountains Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Merchant
Died: Died of Illness (Pneumonia), Palestine, 27 October 1918, aged 46 years
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, Sydney, New South Wales
4 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Mashobra, Sydney
27 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, Anzac Mounted Division Headquarters

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Major E A K Hudson, of the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade and his horse Tango, at Deiran on the Philistine Plain. Maj Hudson was awarded a Distinguished Service Order in April 1918. He died of pneumonia in Palestine on 27 October 1918." - SOURCE (

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ernest Alfred Knight HUDSON was born in Erskineville, Sydney, NSW on 27th October, 1872

His parents were Henry HUDSON and Amelia KNIGHT who married in 1868

Ernest married May D. TALBOT in Sydney in 1900 - 5 known children

Ernest, Cyril, Laurence, Dorothy & Kenneth