SYDNEY KNEVETT HUDSON

Photograph courtesy of Annett

 

Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 18th November 1916; age 20; Died of Wounds – No. 27 Casualty Clearing Station, Lahana, Greece.

Residence: 88, Waveney Road, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 27893.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference;

I.D.12.

Lahara Military Cemetery,

Greece.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Allen & Ada Catherine Hudson, of 88, Waveney Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   88, Waveney Road, Ipswich.

 

Sydney was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Allen Hudson, 42, a Bricklayer, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Ada Catherine Hudson (nee Clarke), 38, born Ipswich.

Allen Hudson, 16, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

George Harold Hudson, 14, born Ipswich.

Mabel Hudson, 12, born Ipswich.

Grace Isabel Hudson, 10, born Ipswich.

Roland Henry Hudson, 9, born Ipswich.

Doris Eliza Hudson, 7, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Jane Hudson, 3, born Ipswich.

Bessie Hudson, 1, born Ipswich.

Hilda Sarah Hudson, 2 months, born Ipswich.

 

1911   88, Waveney Road, Ipswich.

 

Sydney was 15 years old, he attended Stock & Garden. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Allen, 52, a Jobbing Bricklayer – own accounts.

Ada, 48.

Allen, 26, a Paper Hanger – own account.

George, 24, a Bricklayer – Builder.

Roland, 19, a Bricklayer’s Labourer – Builder.

Beatrice, 13, a General Domestic Servant.

Bessie, 11.

Hilda, 10.

Raymond Charles Hudson, 5, born Ipswich.

Bernard Joseph Hudson, 2, born Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Ada C. Hudson – mother.

 

Sidney is also remembered on SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL ww1 Memorial, Ipswich.

Family note from Annett:

My Great Grandmother I am told had a large picture on the wall of the Parlour of him for the rest of her life.

The photograph shows Sidney celebrating the marriage of his brother George Harold Hudson to Sybil May Harris – 23rd September 1914, Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

October 30th, 1915. The 1st Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment arrived in Alexandra, Egypt. From there, following good weather and training they were shipped with a compliment of 1,900 men. The Battalion arrived in Salonika on the 27th November 1915. In response to a failing treaty with neutral Greece and Serbian forces in retreat from the Bulgarian army (pro-Austrian Germany). In October 3 French Divisions and the 10TH Irish Division were sent to Salonika Macedonia in hope to link up with the shattered Serbian army. Landing on the coast they worked their way up the valley of the Vardar river. Taking up positions north of Lake Dorian, covering landings of a further 5 French Divisions and 4 additional British Divisions. The troops moved along the Struma valley. A defensive line was drawn up around the city of Salonika (The Birdcage line) with a number of engagements during the year.

The troops were faced with extremes of winter weather on arrival, then as the year moved on the heat of summer bringing malaria. At one point the Battalion were reduced 50 fit for duty men.

The Battalion had a few minor actions over that year, being mostly involved in fortifications and patrols. During November the 1st Battalion were sent south of the village of Barakli. At 6:30a.m. on the 16th they advanced, tasked to storm the village of Barakli and remove the Bulgarian troops. Some resistance was made against the attack, but the enemy soon retreated. There were 12 killed from the Battalion and 3 wounded including Lieutenant H.V. Lee and likely Ipswich man Private Hudson.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

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