Frederick Hudson papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection MES 049
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English German Turkish Arabic
  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material; Includes a leather-bound account book, 3 badges, and an out-patient attendance card.

Scope and Content

Receipt (2 April 1913); 2 manuscript notes (nd); Manuscript note from M.W. Graham (14 June 1914); Character certificate (17 April 1919); Manuscript invitation from the Rajah of Chatapur, written by his secretary (nd); Leather-bound account book (September-October 1918); 3 badges (nd); Typescript letters to Peter Liddle and to Mrs Brindley, Leeds University Librarian, with checklists of material (31 March 1987, 7 April 1987, 26 July 1999); Typescript recollections 'The Boy-Soldier' (nd); Typescript biography of Charles William Fear Hudson, with family tree (nd); Fragments with Arabic writing (nd); Manuscript letter from Violet Huggett (22 July 1916); Letter from the King (1918); Manuscript notes (nd); German and Turkish testimonials (1 June 1918, 29 June 1918, 8 October 1918); Typescript summary of awards (28 January 1920-21 October 1921); Out-Patient Attendance Card (16 November 1921); Notification of Final Award (29 April 1922); 3 letters from Battersea Local Committee (15 November 1921, 12 June 1922, 29 July 1922); Letter from the Minstry of Pensions (16 November 1921); Programmes and menus for the First and Fourteenth Annual Reunion Dinners for Survivors of the Siege of Kut-al-Amara (26 April 1930, 7 May 1949); 22 photographs and picture postcards (ca. 1915-1919); 2 postcards sent to his sister whilst held POW (Prisoner of War) at Ras-el-Ain, Turkey (10 April 1917, 31 July 1917); Portrait photograph [1918].

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick Stadelman Hudson (1889-1967) was born at Holborn, London. As a Bombardier, 86th (Heavy) Battery, RGA (Royal Garrison Artillery), he served in India and Mesopotamia, and was held POW (Prisoner of War) at Ras-el-Ain, Turkey, after the Siege of Kut.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Miss M.J. Hudson (daughter) in 1986 and 1999-2000. See Research Correspondence File.


Mainly in English, but with some German, Turkish, and Arabic.

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