Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery.
Died 25th January 1916, age 22.
Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Former student of engineering.
Robert, born 22nd November 1893 in County Cork, was the eldest son of Commander William Joseph Villiers Hudson, Royal Navy and his wife Ellen. He was educated at Mostyn House in Chester and St. Bees School, Cumberland before entering Manchester University in 1911. Robert graduated with an Engineering B.Sc. in July 1914.
When war broke out Robert joined the University Officer Training Corps, moving shortly after the University and Public Schools Battalion (20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers). On 22nd December 1915 he became a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery with whom he trained at Ipswich. Robert was sent to France on 12th March 1915 and fell in action on 25th January 1916. His colonel wrote of him: “He was a very capable officer, and only a few days before his death I had told his battery commander that I would recommend his application for conversion of his temporary commission into a permanent one”.
Robert’s brother, Henry Erris Hudson, was awarded the Military Cross and died in June 1918 while serving with the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment).