1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Vaughan Henry Hudson

Contributed by: Richard Hudson, on 2008-11-12

Vaughan Henry Hudson
First Name Vaughan Henry
Surname Hudson
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1968
Regiment Sherwood Foresters
Place of Wartime Residence Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Vaughan Henry's Story

Vaughan was my granddad.

Gone But Never Forgotten

I was too young to ask him what he did in the great war, but have since found that he enlisted in 1915, saw some action in Northern France/Belgium and was sent home and honourably discharged in 1917 due to the effects of frost bite and trench foot.

He was in 'C' company of the 1st Battalion, and the regimental history tells how they were used as 'moppers up' after a german trench was captured. They had to deal with the german defenders as they came out of their dug-outs and destroy their bombing posts.

I have his copy of the Battalion history and found an obituary tucked in the back of Capt. H. M. Gleave who died in 1916. He was killed in Pallas trench having been sent to relieve 'C' company. I'll try and post his details at a later date.

After the war Vaughan returned to his work as an Illustrator at Barringers in Mansfield when a vacancy came up.... The didn't hold your job open in those days, hardly a land fit for heroes!

He had one son, Deryck, and lived in Forest Town, Mansfield.

The painting was on the wall of the spare room for years, he was proud of 'doing his bit'.

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