A FINE WW2 NEW ZEALAND MEMORIAL CROSS GROUP TO AN NCO OF THE 6TH NEW ZEALAND INFANTRY BRIGADE WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF SIDI REZEGH WHERE THE BRIGADE WAS OVERRUN BY TANKS OF ROMMELS 15TH PANZER DIVISION. 1939-45 STAR, AFRICA STAR, DEFENCE MEDAL, WAR. MEMORIAL CROSS IN CASE OF ISSUE 30484 CPL. Note 8 impressed in error.
30494 Corporal Arthur Vincent Hudson, son of Mrs M. Was born on the 13th October 1918. He enlisted on the 8th January 1940 and was quickly advanced to Corporal by March 1940. This probably due to prior service as a Cadet.
Initially serving with the 22nd battalion New Zealand Infantry, he embarked with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon on 1st May 1940. He transferred to HQ, 7th Infantry Brigade and then to HQ 6th Infantry Brigade on the 3rd January 1941, entering the Middle East Theatre on 5th Match 1941. On the 6th June 1941 he was admitted to 54 General Hospital but was released back to HQ 6th Infantry Brigade on the 11th June. During late November the 6th NZ Infantry Brigade 24th, 25th and 26th Battalions was very heavily involved in the battle of Sidi Rezegh during the attempt to relive Tobruk.
By 30 November, the Brigade was surrounded and after midday the Italian Ariete Division and 15th Panzer Division began attacking with tanks and infantry. Despite the support of anti-tank guns, both 24th and 26th Battalions were overrun. The survivors, and what remained of 25th Battalion, managed to withdraw before Sidi Rezegh was overrun.
It was at this time that Corporal Hudson was killed in action; on the 1st of December 1941. He is buried in the. PLEASE NOTE; If you have any questions and require more images please get in touch.
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