Corporal Dorothy Edith HUDSON

Service No: 106040
Born: Ashfield NSW, 21 November 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 September 1942
Unit: No. 5 Aircraft Depot
Died: Drowned, Murrumbidgee River, 10 December 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Daughter of Henry Harold and Dorothy Minnie Hudson, of Belmore
Roll of Honour: Belmore NSW
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 10 December 1944, Corporal Hudson, a Clerk General, died as a result of drowning when swimming in the Murrumbidgee River near a beach at the Brick Kiln reserve, about 3 miles east of Wagga Wagga. Corporal Hudson was not a strong swimmer and it was considered that the part of the river where the fatality occurred was unsafe for bathing, due to strong undercurrents, deep holes and snags in the bed of the river.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/561

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