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HUDSON-Bill

William Henry “Will or Bill” HUDSONAge: 91 years19051997

Name
William Henry “Will or Bill” HUDSON
Given names
William Henry
Nickname
Will or Bill
Surname
HUDSON
Birth August 19, 1905 27 28
Address: 132 Cecily Street
Publication: NSW Registrar General
Citation details: 24299/1905 HUDSON WILLIAM H HENRY AGNES R LEICHHARDT
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: This was not the address where his mother and father were living at the time. The family were living in Monmouth Street, Randwick.

Birth of a brotherAlan Robert HUDSON
October 9, 1907 (Age 2 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam JEFFRESS
March 24, 1913 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: 2457/1913 JEFFRESS WILLIAM WILLIAM SARAH KATOOMBA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a maternal grandfatherWilliam JEFFRESS
March 26, 1913 (Age 7 years)
Address: C of E Section Nos D662 & D663
Cemetery: Rookwood Necropolis
Religion: Church of England
Text:

WILLIAM JEFFRESS 71 26/03/1913 Zone B D 662

Shared note: Jeffress Graves:
Birth of a brotherStanley Edward HUDSON
June 16, 1915 (Age 9 years)

Death of a brotherStanley Edward HUDSON
March 1, 1916 (Age 10 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2275/1916 HUDSON STANLEY E HENRY AGNES R RANDWICK
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a maternal grandmotherAgnes Walker HALLIDAY
September 24, 1916 (Age 11 years)
Address: 124 Weston Road, Balmain. NSW
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 11177/1916 JEFFRESS AGNES W JOHN MARY BALMAIN SOUTH
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Burial of a maternal grandmotherAgnes Walker HALLIDAY
September 25, 1916 (Age 11 years)
Address: Ref: D662 and D663
Cemetery: Rookwood
Shared note: Jeffress Graves:
Birth of a brotherRoy Noel HUDSON
January 8, 1917 (Age 11 years)

Death of a brotherRoy Noel HUDSON
March 26, 1918 (Age 12 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 937/1918 HUDSON ROY N HENRY AGNES R RANDWICK
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Residence before 1919 (Age 13 years)
Address: 45 Monmouth Street
Note: This was originally a weatherboard house. A brick house w as built behind the original and the weathboard house was transported to Botany.
Hudson-Henry-Randwick
Hudson-Henry-Randwick

Note: Monmouth Street, Randwick. The Hudson family home.

Education
Technical College, Ultimo
1919 (Age 13 years)
Education
school until he was 14
about 1919 (Age 13 years)
Residence 1919 (Age 13 years)
Address: "Beta" 45 Wentworth Street Randwick NSW
Publication: 1/1/1919, 1/7/1923, 1/9/1924, 1/1/1926, S3019, Commonwealth of Australia - Navy, Book.
Citation details: Page 5
Quality of data: 4
Apprenticeship about 1920 (Age 14 years)
Address: Starr Engineering Bondi Juntion NSW
Note: As a fitter and machinist. His rate of pay during his 1st year (15 years old) was 10 shillings and 9 pence rising to £2.2.2 for his fifth year when he was 20
Hobbies
fishing and lawn bowls
1920 (Age 14 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherAlbert HUDSON
November 22, 1921 (Age 16 years)
Address: St. George District Hospital Gray Street
Cause: (a) Carcinoma of the stomach. (b) Asthenia
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 19733/1921 HUDSON ALBERT - ELIZABETH KOGARAH
Quality of data: secondary evidence
HUDSON-Albert-1921
HUDSON-Albert-1921

Note: Death Certificate - Albert HUDSON. Died on 22 Nov 1921 at Kogarah and was buried in the Methodist portion of Woronora Cemetery.

Burial of a paternal grandfatherAlbert HUDSON
November 23, 1921 (Age 16 years)
Address: Methodist portion.
Cemetery: Woronora General
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 23 November 1921, page 11
Hudson - Albert - 1921
Hudson - Albert - 1921

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Note: The undertaker for Albert's burial was "Mrs Charles Field"
Shared note: WORONORA CEMETERY
Occupation
Fitter and machinist
about 1925 (Age 19 years)
Employer: Dalgety's
Armed Service
Naval Reserves
between 1919 and 1926 (Age 13 years)
Publication: 1/1/1919, 1/7/1923, 1/9/1924, 1/1/1926, S3019, Commonwealth of Australia - Navy, Book.
Note: While still at school, boys had to choose between naval or military training. Bill joined the Naval …



Occupation
mechanic
about 1926 (Age 20 years)
Note: It was here that he met King Yates Jnr who introduced him to King Yates Snr. King Yates senior was a Tooheys Brewery representative and he gave Bill a job as his driver.
Occupation
a driver for A.K. (King) Yates, a salesman for Tooheys
1927 (Age 21 years)
Note: Whilst working as an engineer in Wingham, NSW, Bill met King Yates Jnr., who introduced him to King Yates Snr. Yates Snr. was a commercial traveller for Tooheys. Yates Snr. was having trouble with his current driver and Bill was offered the job and he spent the next 3 1/2 years driving Yates Snr up and down the north coast of NSW. Generally, the Tooheys car was put on a boat at Circular Quay on either a Tuesday or Saturday night. The first stop was Newcastle for coal and then on to Byron Bay. Here the car was off-loaded and was driven by Bill to Coolangatta. From here Bill drove and Yates called in at all hotels south to Gloucester. Newcastle was handled by another Tooheys traveller.
Yates-Bill and Tooheys car
Yates-Bill and Tooheys car

Note: Bill Yates and the Tooheys car near Grafton

Note of Interest 1928 (Age 22 years)
Note: Bill remembered well when he went to Mascot aerodrome to welcome Kingsford-Smith on his arrival following his record breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.
Note: The PDF file is a potted history of Charles Kingsford-Smith.

Marriage of a siblingAlbert Walter HUDSONGertrude May “Marie” WAYEView this family
about 1930 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 2213/1930 HUDSON ALBERT W WAYE GERTRUDE M RANDWICK
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 2213/1930 HUDSON ALBERT W WAYE GERTRUDE M RANDWICK
Hudson-Waye
Hudson-Waye

Note: Marriage of Albert HUDSON and Gertrude WAYE. Other members of the party are unknown except for Bill Hudson on the left.


Hudson-Waye
Hudson-Waye

Note: Marriage of Albert HUDSON and Gertrude WAYE.

Occupation
Mechanic
1930 (Age 24 years)
Residence 1930 (Age 24 years)
Address: 58 Howard Street
Note: Residing with his parents and siblings at this time.
Religious marriageLorna May “Spider” CAMERONView this family
March 31, 1934 (Age 28 years)
Address: Presbyterian Church
Publication: Presbyterian Church, Lakemba. 21/3/1934
Citation details: Certificate of Marriage No. C 336290. No. 2 in Minister's Register
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 5982/1934 HUDSON WILLIAM H CAMERON LORNA M CANTERBURY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Revd. Edward Clive Bowen was the officiating minister.
Hudson-Cameron
Hudson-Cameron

Note: William Henry Hudson and Lorna Hudson (Cameron)


Hudson-Cameron
Hudson-Cameron

Note: Wedding photo showing William Hudson, Lorna Cameron, Ross Cameron and Almina Pengilly.

Residence between 1919 and 1934 (Age 13 years)
Address: 58 Howard Street Randwick NSW
Death of a brotherAlbert Walter HUDSON
September 15, 1939 (Age 34 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 19521/1939 HUDSON ALBERT WALTER HENRY AGNES ROSE WAVERLEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy MATTHEWS
June 4, 1941 (Age 35 years)
Address: Nurse Whitehead's Rest Home 18 O'Briens Road
Cause: (a) Cerebral thrombosis and (b) arterio sclerosis
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9036/1941 HUDSON LUCY (MATTHEWS) MARY HURSTVILLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence

Hudson (Matthews)-Lucy
Hudson (Matthews)-Lucy

Note: Death Certificate of Lucy HUDSON (MATTHEWS) who died on 4 Jun 1941 at Nurse Whiteheads Nursing Home in Hurstville, NSW.

Burial of a paternal grandmotherLucy MATTHEWS
June 5, 1941 (Age 35 years)
Address: Methodist Section # 111DD
Cemetery: Woronora General
Note: Her death certificate states that Allan D. Brand was the Methodist Minister who performed the burial…
Shared note: WORONORA CEMETERY
Marriage of a siblingAlan Robert HUDSONEdith RICHARDSView this family
Type: Religious marriage
April 11, 1942 (Age 36 years)
Address: Presbyterian Church Randwick, NSW
Citation details: 16629/1942 HUDSON ALAN ROBERT RICHARDS EDITH RANDWICK
Quality of data: primary evidence
Hudson-Richards
Hudson-Richards

Note: Marriage of Alan HUDSON and Edith RICHARDS.


Occupation
Works Manager (Engineering)
October 31, 1942 (Age 37 years)
Occupation
machinist
about 1945 (Age 39 years)
Note: Towards the end of WWII, Bill decided to buy a lathe and work from home. He started with a small amount of work from Stirling Engineering, then Water Supply Engineering of Camperdown and later William Adams Engineering of Alexandria.
Occupation
as a machinist for William Adams and Co. Ltd
after 1945 (Age 39 years)
Note: After doing contract work from his home for William Adams following WWII, Bill was offered full time work with them. He began work at Alexandria and then at Chester Hill, NSW. He retired from Willam Adams at Chester Hill.
Death of a motherAgnes Rose JEFFRESS
November 30, 1956 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: 28022/1956 HUDSON AGNES ROSE WILLIAM AGNES SYDNEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a motherAgnes Rose JEFFRESS
December 3, 1956 (Age 51 years)
Cemetery: Randwick
Note: Funeral conducted by Motor Funerals Limited at their chapel at 30 City Road, Sydney at 2:45 pm then to Randwick Cemetery.
Death of a fatherHenry “Harry” HUDSON
December 4, 1960 (Age 55 years)
Address: Courtlands Aged Care facility 15 Gloucester Ave., North Parramatta
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 30985/1960 HUDSON HENRY ALBERT LUCY BALMAIN
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Burial of a fatherHenry “Harry” HUDSON
December 6, 1960 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery: Randwick
Note: Funeral conducted by Motor Funerals Limited. Service at their private chapel, 30 City Road, Sydney at 1:15pm then to Randwick Cemetery.
ResidenceLorna May “Spider” CAMERONView this family
67 Lakemba Street
between March 1935 and 1970 (Age 29 years)
Address: 67 Lakemba Street Belmore NSW
Note: This was the house owned by Lorna's parents. Bill and Lorna subsequently bought the home and lived here until they moved to their retirement home at Green Point on the central coast of NSW.
67 Lakema Street, Belmore
67 Lakema Street, Belmore

Note: 67 Lakemba Street, Belmore, NSW. This is the long term home of Bill and Lorna Hudson. It was owned by Lorna's parents.


67 Lakemba Street, Belmore
67 Lakemba Street, Belmore

Note: The Cameron/Hudson family home

ResidenceLorna May “Spider” CAMERONView this family
about 1970 (Age 64 years)
Address: 4 Merindah Avenue
Note: This was a house that Bill and Lorna had built for their retirement.
4 Merindah Avenue, Green Point, NSW
4 Merindah Avenue, Green Point, NSW

Note: The home of Bill and Lorna Hudson.

Retirement
as a fitter and turner
about 1970 (Age 64 years)
Employer: William Adams & Co. Ltd.,
Death of a wifeLorna May “Spider” CAMERON
October 12, 1977 (Age 72 years)
Address: Gosford District Hospital
Cause: Anaemia, cardiac failure, malnutrition and chest infection.
Citation details: HUDSON LORNA MAY 24506/1977 WILLIAM HENRY ANN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Death certified by G.H. Wall, medical practitioner.
Hudson (Cameron)-Lorna May
Hudson (Cameron)-Lorna May

Note: Death Certificate - Lorna May HUDSON (CAMERON). Died on 12 Oct 1977 at Gosford and was cremated on 14 Oct 1977 at Northern Suburbs Crematroium (now Macquarie Park), Ryde.


Burial of a wifeLorna May “Spider” CAMERON
October 14, 1977 (Age 72 years)
Address: Niche 132RX
Cemetery: Macquarie Park
Note: The service was conducted at 3:20 p.m. in the chapel.
HUDSON-William and Lorna HUDSON (CAMERON)
HUDSON-William and Lorna HUDSON (CAMERON)

Note: Niche area of William HUDSON and Lorna HUDSON (CAMERON) at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Ryde. The photo was taken in 2004.


Hudson (Cameron)-Lorna May
Hudson (Cameron)-Lorna May

Note: Niche at North Ryde. tAKEN IN 2004.

Residence
with his daughter in her home
between 1977 and 1980 (Age 71 years)
Address: 14 Azalea Grove
Note: Following the death of Lorna, Bill lived with his daughte r and son-in-law for a number of years until Annette moved to Perth in 1989. Bill did not want to leave Sydney and he moved to a retirement unit in Eastwood, NSW.
Note: This was the house that Stuart and Annette purchased when they moved back to Sydney from Perth.
Residence
in a retirement unit
between 1980 and 1986 (Age 74 years)
Address: 26/7-11 Fay Place Eastwood NSW
Note: This was a retirement unit in a group owned by the Presbyterian Church. Bill Hudson moved to this unit when Stuart and Annette sold their Pennant Hills house and moved to Perth. Bill did not wish to move to Perth.
Hudson-William-Eastwood
Hudson-William-Eastwood

Note: Photo taken at the front of Bill's retirement unit at:

Medical between August 19, 1984 and August 23, 1984 (Age 79 years)
Note: Prostate operation at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.
Medical
Kidney removal
between October 14, 1984 and October 22, 1984 (Age 79 years)
Text:

The removal of his left kidney in Royal North Shore Hospital

Medical between January 28, 1997 and February 12, 1997 (Age 91 years)
Note: Treatment for an abscess.
Death May 23, 1997 (Age 91 years)
Address: Pittwood Presbyterian Home 32-44 Charlotte Street NSW Australia
Cause of death: Myocardial infarction, urinary tract infection, hypertension and common iliac aneurysm.
Note: Bill was cared for at Pittwood Homes after he became ill and had to leave his unit at Eastwood.
Hudson-William Henry
Hudson-William Henry

Note: Death Certificate - William Henry HUDSON. Died on 23 May 1997 at Ashfield and was cremated on 28 May 1997 at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium (now Paxquarie Park), Ryde.

Cremation May 28, 1997 (5 days after death)
Address: Columbarium
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium
Note: The cremation service was held in the south chapel at 10:30 a.m. and was officiated by the Reverend Rex Swavley and conducted by Dignified Funerals of Five Dock.
Hudson-William Henry
Hudson-William Henry

Note: Niche containing the ashes of William Henry Hudson at North Ryde Crematorium. Photo taken in 2004.


HUDSON-William and Lorna HUDSON (CAMERON)
HUDSON-William and Lorna HUDSON (CAMERON)

Note: Niche area of William HUDSON and Lorna HUDSON (CAMERON) at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Ryde. The photo was taken in 2004.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 17, 1900Balmain, , New South Wales, Australia
7 months
elder sister
May HUDSON
Birth: May 10, 1901 23 24Waterloo, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 12, 1901Waterloo, , New South Wales, Australia
10 months
elder brother
William Henry HUDSON
Birth: March 23, 1902 24 24Waterloo, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 12, 1903Balmain South, , New South Wales, Australia
17 months
elder brother
Hudson-Albert WalterAlbert Walter HUDSON
Birth: August 21, 1903 25 26Waterloo, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 15, 1939Waverley, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
8 years
younger brother
19 months
younger brother
Roy Noel HUDSON
Birth: January 8, 1917 38 39
Death: March 26, 1918Randwick, , New South Wales, Australia
brother
Private
Family with Lorna May “Spider” CAMERON - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 31, 1934Lakemba, , New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private

BirthExtract of Birth Certificate of William Henry Hudson
Publication: NSW Registrar General
BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 24299/1905 HUDSON WILLIAM H HENRY AGNES R LEICHHARDT
Quality of data: secondary evidence
ResidenceNaval Record Book
Publication: 1/1/1919, 1/7/1923, 1/9/1924, 1/1/1926, S3019, Commonwealth of Australia - Navy, Book.
Citation details: Page 5
Quality of data: 4
Armed ServiceNaval Record Book
Publication: 1/1/1919, 1/7/1923, 1/9/1924, 1/1/1926, S3019, Commonwealth of Australia - Navy, Book.
OccupationPersonal Knowledge of Stuart and Annette Gregory
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
MarriageMarriage Certificate - Hudson - Cameron - William Henry and Lorna May
Publication: Presbyterian Church, Lakemba. 21/3/1934
Citation details: Certificate of Marriage No. C 336290. No. 2 in Minister's Register
Quality of data: primary evidence
MarriageH - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 5982/1934 HUDSON WILLIAM H CAMERON LORNA M CANTERBURY
Quality of data: primary evidence
ResidencePersonal Knowledge of Annette Gregory
MedicalHand written note by William Henry Hudson
Text:

The removal of his left kidney in Royal North Shore Hospital

DeathDeath Certificate - William Henry HUDSON
CremationMemorial Book - W.H. Hudson