Bickerton-Hudson, William James

Lance Corporal – Melbourn Detachment
4th Battalion – Royal Anglian Regiment
Awarded Marksman` status



For those of you not familiar with British Army terminology; ‘Detachment’ in this context denotes a troop of the British Army Cadet Force. Currently in place in schools across the British Isles to train potential recruits into the regular British Army. I opted out at the rank of Lance Corporal, due to ethical issues with serving for the regular Army.

War is the most abominal and atrocious threat to any positive or inspired future for mankind. I could never have, or ever play any part of it. Killing is wrong, there’s no denying it. War is evil, there’s no escaping it.

Having said that, I cannot claim to be a pacifist. In the war against Hitler, I would have readily and gladly picked up a weapon and fought alongside my ancestors against Nazism. I have maintained this balance through-out my life and can clearly remember feeling exactly the same during my schooldays in the Cadets.

Make Arma Not War

I hope you enjoy reading the ancestral line of the name ‘Bickerton-Hudson’.
William (2018)

Acheived top grades for training as a Combat Medical Technician
254 Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve
although I did not serve.

This website is dedicated to my family and their descendants.


William James Bickerton-Hudson
b: 1 Aug 1964
  • 1 Aug 1964 - Birth - ; Cambridge, England
William Sadler Hudson
27 Mar 1900 - 1959
William Roland Bickerton-Hudson
4 May 1933 - 24 Jun 2005
Florence Louise Bickerton
10 May 1901 - 20 May 1988
Robert William Eddy Edmonds
29 Jan 1905 - 9 Nov 1964
Alice Lilian Pestell Olley
11 Apr 1906 - 7 Sep 1982
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) William Roland Bickerton-Hudson
Birth4 May 1933Birmingham, England
Death24 Jun 2005 53 London Road, Harston, Cambridge
Marriage23 JUN 1962to Rita Winifred Edmonds at Cambridge
FatherWilliam Sadler Hudson
MotherFlorence Louise Bickerton
PARENT (F) Rita Winifred Edmonds
Birth3 May194039 Townwall Rd Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Marriage23 JUN 1962to William Roland Bickerton-Hudson at Cambridge
FatherRobert William Eddy Edmonds
MotherAlice Lilian Pestell Olley
MWilliam James Bickerton-Hudson
Birth1 Aug 1964Cambridge, England
FLisa Wendy Hudson
Birth30 Sep 1967Cambridge, England
Marriageto Andrew Madge
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