Lt Col C E Hudson VC DSO and bar MC
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Lt Col C E Hudson VC DSO and bar MC

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet in the Market Place, Derby commemorating Lt Col Charles E Hudson VC DSO and bar MC.
Images
Setting Parade Party Citation Unveiling Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Prayers Congregation Mercian Tablet
Locations
Last known location:
Market Place
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3AE

NGR:
SK 35292 36324 ±5m
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Location details:
The tablet is set into the paved surface in front of the main memorial opposite the Guildhall.
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A square recumbent tablet of Scoutmoor Yorkstone with a narrow circular incised border. The tablet has a depiction of the Victoria Cross incised at the head and the inscription below in upright incised capital roman lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Sandstone 600 600 50 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
LIEUTENANT COLONEL
CHARLES HUDSON
SHERWOOD FORESTERS
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND
DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT
15TH JUNE 1918
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 1 1
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Department for Communities and Local Government and Derby City Council.

Local authorities:
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
October 1987: The City Centre Conservation Area was first designated and the memorial lies within it.

2013: The stone was designed by Charlie MacKeith.

Unknown date: The stone was extracted from a quarry near Ramsbottom and worked for the Department for Communities and Local Government who supplied it to Derby City Council.

15th June, 2018: The memorial was unveiled by WC Philip Giles OBE, Deputy Lieutenant for Derbyshire, and Cllr Mike Carr, Mayor of Derby, at a stone laying ceremony, and the blessing was given by Rev Canon Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Sub-Dean of Derby Cathedral. They were supported by Capt B Griffiths of the Mercian Regiment; Mrs Lucy Palmer, High Sherrif of Derbyshire; relatives of Lt Col Hudson; veterans and Pte Derby XXXII, regimental mascot of the Mercian Regiment with Ram Major and Ram Orderly. The ceremony was attended by members of the public. The fixing was finalised by Derby City Council staff. The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson.
References
Comments
Lt Col Hudson subsequently became a Brigadier and during WW2 was awarded the Order of the Bath (CB).

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