Hudson, Alfred: Service no. 53463

Digitized Service Record

Source: Record of promotion for Frederick George Pack, reg. no. 53499.


This soldier enlisted with the 18th Battalion on October 26, 1914, at Woodstock, Ontario. He was a 22-year old electrician and sailed with the Battalion from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Avonmouth, England to start his training at West Sandling Camp, Kent starting in May 1915.

He was appointed as Lance-Corporal in the field on October 9, 1915, and promoted Corporal on February 1, 1916. After an 8-day leave at the end of April, he was appointed as Lance-Sergeant on June 6, 1916, and that was followed with a promotion to Sergeant on July 22, 1916, just before the action at the Somme.

He was wounded at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette and returned to England aboard the HS Jan Breydell on the following day, September 16, 1916.

He recovered and returned to active duty with the 18th Battalion, retaining his rank of Sergeant, on December 11, 1917.

Serving without interruption he was wounded again on March 2, 1918, and served the rest of his service in England.

He was discharged on February 18, 1919, at Vancouver, British Columbia, where his father lived.

At some point, after this, he returned to Ontario.

Photo by Eric Edwards.

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