Hudson, Tom

Service number:
4543888
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Tom Hudson came from Bradford, Yorkshire, and saw service during the Second World War as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment out in India and Burma.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1944
Action:
Recommendation:
"On 29 March 44 in area Mile 101 Rd. Imphal - Tiddim after an enemy position had been taken by our troops the Japanese immediately counter-attacked and wounded a man in an Observation Post about 50 yards outside the perimeter. This NCO with Lieut. Neville went out to bring the man in. Immediately this party with one other man came under fire and the man was wounded. Sgt. Hudson brought this man back. In attempts to reach the wounded man Sgt. Hudson went out four times under enemy fire guiding new rescue parties and directing their fire each time. The action lasted for two hours. During these two hours Sgt. Hudson was an example of both coolness and bravery allowing no thought for himself to deter him from his attempts to bring the wounded within the perimeter. He played a prominent part in the final successful rescue and it was largely due to his tenacity of purpose under fire that the wounded were finally brought in. This NCO’s conduct throughout was of the highest order."
Military Medal (MM)

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