James Thomas Hudd was the son of Arthur Isaac and Alice Maude (Chaney) Hudd, of Glamorgan. He enlisted, in Bristol, on 30 October 1933 in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, Regular Army, and volunteered for Airborne Forces on 20 July 1944.
Private Hudd was posted, following basic training, to 1st Battalion, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry on 14 April 1934
2nd Battalion on 27 January 1936
1st Battalion on 5 June 1942
Home Details on 15 September 1943
1st Battalion on 23 October 1943
2nd Battalion on 20 July 1944
He served in India from 27 January 1936 to 17 July 1940
Pte Hudd successfully completed glider training and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Pte Hudd was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 26, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 21 March 1947.
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By Rod Gibson
With additional information and photo from Melvyn Hudd. SonRead More