Private Henry James Hudson
11240 6th East Lancashire Regiment
Died of Wounds 10th August 1915, aged 30
Lived at 19 Engine Street
Buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece
Burnley Express 28/8/15
PROVED FATAL SAD NEWS FOR BURNLEY WIFE (Burnley Express 28/8/15)
Only a day after receiving word from her husband
that he was going on all right, Mrs Hudson of 19 Engine Street, Burnley,
got a War Office intimation that Private Henry James Hudson (11240) 6th
East Lancashire Regiment, had died from his wounds. He wrote on August
2nd from a hospital ship as follows;- “Only just a line to tell
you that I have been wounded and am doing all right, and hope to be well
again. So don’t worry.” The day after she received this, she
had intimation that death occurred on August 10th.
Private H. J. Hudson joined the East Lancashire regiment last August,
a week after war broke out, and was at Preston, Tidsworth, Winchester,
and Blackdown before going out with the 6th Battalion about ten weeks
ago to the Dardanelles.
He was a native of Padiham, where his sister resides, but had lived and
worked in Burnley as a carter for about five years. He was 30 years of
age last July, and he leaves a widow, but no family. One of his brothers
is on active service in France.