Corporal Daniel Stanton Hudson

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Corporal Daniel Stanton Hudson

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Corporal Daniel Stanton Hudson, MM 12th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, killed November 14, 1917.

When Stanton Hudson’s name appeared on the list of Canadian casualties, Loyola mourned the loss of a true Catholic gentleman and a loyal alumnus. He was born in Perth, Ont. on Sept. 16th, 1893. He began his education in Perth Separate School and later attended Perth Collegiate for two years, whence he came to Loyola in 1907. When at Loyola, Stanton already manifested the qualities which were to mark him as a soldier on the battlefield. A generous self-sacrificing boy, ever ready to do his share of upholding the honour of his College in whatever sphere his activities were required, he won for himself life-long friends with the pupils and professors.
On leaving Loyola in 1912, his aim was to take Civil Engineering, and, as he wished to have some practical work before finishing his course, he accepted a position in the Transcontinental for one year. At the end of the time, he became engaged with the engineers of C.P.R., until he finally took a position with the Northern Development Branch of the Ontario Government.
He enlisted with the Canadian Grenadier Guards at Montreal, and having finished his training at St. John’s, Que., left for overseas on April 15th, 1915. While at Bramshott Training Camp, he was transferred to the 12th Canadian Machine Company, in which he continued until his death. From the time he left England for France, August 15, he was continually on Active Service, taking part in battles of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Lens and Passchendaele. He was promoted to Corporal and was awarded the Military Medal one week previous to his death for worthy deeds performed in the Passchendaele engagement. (Loyola College Review 1918 30)

Corporal Daniel Stanton Hudson, MM of the 12th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, is buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Plot I, Row A, Grave 5. He was killed in action at Passchendaele on 14 November 1917 at the age of 24. Hudson took part in some heaving fighting on the Somme, Vimy Ridge and at Lens. Hudson’s Military Medal was gazetted on April 1, 1918. (Drolet 16)

Source

Drolet, Dr. “Gil”. Loyola, The Wars: In Remembrance of “Men for Others”. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, 1996.
Loyola College Review

Date

1914 - 1918

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“Corporal Daniel Stanton Hudson,” Loyola Archives, accessed September 20, 2019, https://lhsarchives.omeka.net/items/show/312.

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