LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Frederick Derek HUDSON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Brighton, England, 1890
Enlisted in the Army: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 43 Squadron RAF, based at Avesnes-le-Comte
Died: Injuries from Air Operations, Germany, 24 April 1918, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Ellen Hudson of 39 Park Crescent, Brighton

Second Lieutenant Hudson was a graduate of the second course at the New South Wales Aviation School at Richmond and joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917.

On 6 April 1918, Second Lieutenant Hudson went missing in Sopwith Camel aircraft B2431 while on an offensive patrol.  He became a Prisoner of War and died from injuries at Paderborn, Germany, on 24 April 1918.

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/969 page 158, 140175
Parnell, N. M. (Neville M.) Flypast: a record of Aviation in Australia, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1988 – Page 25
Roberts, Thomas V., Wingless: a biographical index of Australian airmen detained in wartime, T V Roberts, Ballarat VIC, 2011

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