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Hudson, John Patrick Charles (1922-1943)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: John Patrick Charles Hudson (1922-1943), born 11 April 1922, son of Brigadier Charles Edward Hudson, VC, CB, DSO, MC, ADC (Old Shirburnian) and Gladys Hudson (nee Lee), of Denbury Devon.


Attended Doon House School, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent.


Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) July 1936-April 1940; 6th form; 1st XI hockey team (1940); PT Instructor; CSM in OTC.


[?Trinity College, Oxford]


WW2, Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action in North Africa on 24 April 1943, aged 21.


Commemorated at:

Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia, 6. D. 2. Inscription on his headstone: ‘HE DIED FOR FREEDOM, AND IN GOD’S TRUE FREEDOM LIVES’,-john-...


Burley War Memorial


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour.


Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'J.P.C. Hudson left Sherborne to join the Army, intending to make it his career. He was killed in action in April 1943, in Tunisia. At School he was always a rebel and alert to the weaknesses of convention. As time went on the loveable side of his nature became more apparent and his sturdy self-reliance mellowed into strength of character, but it was typical of him that one of his last letters written in England, to Sherborne was signed "still rather a rebel." The rebellious qualities of his nature went with courage, mental and physical, and he made a fine officer and would no doubt have done well in his chosen career.'

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