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.
I hope you enjoy reading the ancestral line of the name ‘Bickerton-Hudson’.
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.
- 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
William James Bickerton-Hudson
1 Aug 1964 -
Robert William Eddy Edmonds
29 Jan 1905 - 9 Nov 1964
Rita Winifred Edmonds
3 May1940 -
Alice Lilian Pestell Olley
11 Apr 1906 - 7 Sep 1982
|PARENT (M) William Roland Bickerton-Hudson|
|Birth||4 May 1933||Birmingham, England|
|Death||24 Jun 2005||53 London Road, Harston, Cambridge|
|Marriage||23 JUN 1962||to Rita Winifred Edmonds at Cambridge|
|Father||William Sadler Hudson|
|Mother||Florence Louise Bickerton|
|PARENT (F) Rita Winifred Edmonds|
|Birth||3 May1940||39 Townwall Rd Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, England|
|Marriage||23 JUN 1962||to William Roland Bickerton-Hudson at Cambridge|
|Father||Robert William Eddy Edmonds|
|Mother||Alice Lilian Pestell Olley|
|M||William James Bickerton-Hudson|
|Birth||1 Aug 1964||Cambridge, England|
|F||Lisa Wendy Hudson|
|Birth||30 Sep 1967||Cambridge, England|
|Marriage||to Andrew Madge|