HUDSON, Arthur Langdon
(Service number 62992)

Aliases Langdon
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Date 3 April 1889 Place of Birth New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment North Street, Timaru
Occupation Solicitor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr L. HUDSON, Mt Albert, Auckland
Religion Methodist
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 16 June 1973 Age 84 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru
Memorial Reference Garden No. 1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur Langdon Hudson, known as Langdon, was the son of Lewis and Sarah Coulling (née Sanders) Hudson. Enlisting in 1917 at Timaru, he saw service only in New Zealand. In World War II, A. L. Hudson served with the Timaru Battalion of the Home Guard. He married Vida Evelyn Pryor in 1929. Both Athur and Evelyn were cremated at Salisbury Park Crematorium.

The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Arthur Langdon Hudson.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 March 2020]; Salisbury Park Crematorium record & plaque image [30 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]

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