Biography of Private John George Hudson (59164)
10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Died 18th August 1918


  • Name: John George Hudson
    Date of birth: 1892
    Place of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1892
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: David Stennet Hudson
  • DOB: 1858
  • Place of Birth: Revesby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Labourer bricklayer


  • Name: Elizabeth Ann Pearson
  • DOB: 1862
  • Place Of Birth: Cowbit, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1880 Spalding District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Hudson, 1884, Carrington
  • Thomas Hudson, 1885, Frithville
  • Annie Hudson, 1887, Haconby
  • Ellen Hudson, 1889, Haconby
  • John George Hudson, 1892, Haconby
  • Elizabeth Hudson, 1894, Haconby
  • David Stennet Hudson, 1896, Haconby
  • Joseph Horace Hudson, 1899, Foston


  • 1901: George is living with his parents at Wellow Road, Owlerton, Nottinghamshire.
  • 1911: George is living with a Elizabeth Smith at Havenhouse Road, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 20 and he is listed as a farm labourer.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • Name: Annie Sims
  • Date of birth: 1892
  • Place of Birth: Stapleford, Nottinghamshire


  • Date of Marriage: 1913
  • Place of Marriage: Nottingham District


  • Arthur Hudson, 1913, Nottingham
  • Charles Edmund Hudson, 1915, Nottingham

Wife’s parents

  • Father: Waldemar Sims
  • Mother: Sarah A Yarrow

Newspaper Mentions

  • Nottingham Evening Post Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th August 1918
  • HUDSON – Died of gas shell wounds, August 18th, Pte. George Hudson. Deeply Mourned – Sorrowing wife, sonnies Arthur, Eddie, mother, sisters, brother. Tom (in france)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private John George Hudson, 59164, 10th Bn, Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment was killed in action on 18th August 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Widow Annie


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • If you look carefully at the Roll of Honour in the church you can see the difference between a “C” and a “G” by comparing other names in the font used. Thus even though his name on the war memorial is J C Hudson, the Roll of Honour would point to this being a transcription error and he is in fact John G Hudson.


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private J G Hudson, 59164, 10th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 18 August 1918 Age 27
  • Husband of Annie Hudson, of 19, Constance Street, New Basford, Notts.
  • Remembered with Honour, Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Nottingham
  • Died of wounds


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.