Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
16 Oct 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
L-Cpl Horace Frederick Alfred Hudson, 023764, 93rd Coy, Army Ordnance Corps, died from influenza in a stationary hospital in Italy on October 16th, 1918. He was aged 26.
In a letter to parents Alfred and Alice Hudson at 9 Stanley Street, Luton, Horace said he had fallen victim to the influenza epidemic but was quite comfortable and going on well. That was followed by a telegram saying he was dangerously ill, and later a letter stating that he had died, the date given being October 23rd.
His company officer wrote that he had visited Horace in hospital and found him sitting up and looking pretty well. The officer had to go up the line and was shocked on returning a few days later to find he had died, despite being well care for and everything possible done for him.
Horace had been buried and his comrades had placed a wreath on his grave.
Before joining up, Horace was employed for about eight years as a warehouseman by hat manufacturers A. & F. Higgins, of Bute Street. He had joined up in October 1916 and served in France until November 1917. He was home on leave in August 1918.
Horace was a member of Luton Liberal Club. He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.