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1887, Private Arthur HUDSON — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in Calcutta, India.

The India Office records show a man of this name as having been born in the Commissariat Barracks in Calcutta, on the 28th of November 1827, the son of Sub-Conductor of Ordnance, James Hudson, and his wife, Susannah. He was baptised at Fort William on the 10th of February 1828 by the Revd. T. Proctor, M.A. If these are one and the same man he would appear to have understated his age on enlistment.


Enlisted at Westminster on the 28th of March 1855.

Age: 24.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Clerk.

Features: Fair complexion. Blue eyes. Lt. brown hair.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 29th of July 1855.

Is shown as being at the Cavalry Depot there from the 4th of August "On 'Duty", from a nominal roll of the 9th of November 1855. From this he did not serve in Eupatoria with the regiment.

Invalded to England on the 4th of December 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Cahir on the 15th of November 1856 upon:

"Reduction of the Regiment and not likely to become an efficient soldier. This man suffers from a latent form of consumption — the result of constitutional infirmity and not, in my view, aided by his military service. From the presence of Tuberculosis in his lungs he is liable to circumscribed inflammation of the lungs and cannot be considered at all times able to earn his living."

Served 1 year 266 days.

Conduct: "good". Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Aged 26 years on discharge.

Was granted a pension of 6d. per day for three months.


Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.


Life after service

To live in the West London Pension District on discharge.

Death & burial

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