Herbert Sydney HUDD Military Cross

HUDD, Herbert Sydney

Service Number: 308
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, SA, 25 February 1881
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Grote Street Public School
Occupation: politician
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1916: Involvement SN 308, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked SN 308, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Mr HS Hudd MP was a Directors of the Army and Navy stores in December 1919. His statement for election included his history as follows.  At age 14 he entered his father's business, which at that time was carried on at 101 Currie Street.The business was then in its infancy, and was gradually built up.  At 20 Mr Hudd took up the management of the concern, and soon afterwards larger premises were secured in Pirie Street. Progress was steadily maintained, and in 1912 the business was formed into a limited Company, under the title of Hudd and Sons Ltd.  Two years later a commodious factory and warehouse were erected at 39-41-43 Gillies Street,and the business is now one of the largest of its kind in the State.  Mr Hudd is one of the directors of the company and is naturally proud of its progress.

Mr Hudd enlisted in September 1915 and embarked as an NCO with the 43 Battalion in June, 1916.  Two months later he was promoted to commissioned rank, and served continuosly with his unit until the Armistice.  He was awarded the Military Cross in June 1918.

After the Armistice he was granted leave to make enquiries into various public questions for South Australian Government.  Mr Hudd had entered the political arena in 1912, after passing through that popular avenue, the debating society.  He has occupied the highest offices in the SA Literary Societies' Union and the Union Parliment.  For three years after his election to Parliment he acted as Secretary to the Parlimentary Party, and also repressed the Government  on the Adelaide Hospital Board and the Council of the Insitutes' Association of SA.  He entered the Assembly again in June of 1920, as a prepressentive of the Alexandra district, filling the vacancy caused by the lamented death of Mr Peake.  He is young and vigorous a deep believer in the co-operative movement, and gives every promise of good service on the Board of the Army and Navy Stores Ltd.


Diggers Gazette 1 December 1920