Benjamin Hudson, Private 49050, 7th Bn. Norfolk Regiment
Died of wounds 26th June 1918 in Rouen, France, aged 19
Son of Frederick William and Harriet Jane Hudson of 121 Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Benjamin enlisted into the Liverpool Regiment with service number 95966, but was later transferred to the Norfolk Regiment with service number 49050.
It is not known when Benjamin was wounded, but he died of wounds, probably in hospital at Rouen, and his death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 12 July 1918:
Pte B Hudson, King’s Liverpool Regt, son of Mr and Mrs Hudson of 121 Hurdsfield Rd, Macclesfield, has died of wounds received in action. He was 19 years of age and connected with Hurdsfield Church. Prior to enlistment, he was a member of the 4th Macclesfield (Hurdsfield Church) Boy Scouts and was employed on the North Staffordshire Railway.
Private Benjamin Hudson is buried at the St Sever Cemetery Extension, France, in grave ref. Q. II. J. 19. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Benjamin Hudson, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
In Macclesfield, Private Benjamin Hudson is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall, St Michael’s Church and Hurdsfield Holy Trinity Church war memorials, and on the Macclesfield Ancient Order of Foresters roll of honour.