Thomas Roy HUDSON

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HUDSON, Thomas Roy

Service Number: 4798
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Granville, New South Wales, 28 August 1894
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Rosehill Public School
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Killed in Action, Bapaume, France, 16 March 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave - 53rd Battalion Panel
Memorials: Granville War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4798, 1st Infantry Battalion, Holsworthy, New South Wales
8 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4798, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Sydney
8 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4798, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 53rd Infantry Battalion
16 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4798, 53rd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography

"...4798 Private Roy Hudson, 1st (later 53rd) Battalion of Granville, NSW. A boiler maker prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Star of England (A 15) on 8 March 1916. He was killed in action while on patrol near le Transloy, France, on 16 March 1917, aged 23. He was buried near Bullecourt, France. Post war his grave was not located and he is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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