WB Hudson



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    Machine Gun Corps


Gunner W B Hudson  was serving with the Motor Machine Gun Service when he passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book on 27 June 1916. Unfortunately we have been unable to trace Gunner Hudson’s military records.

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His book entry states he was with the Motor Machine Gun Service based at Elveden, Norfolk. The creation of the Machine Gun Corps based at Belton Woods near Grantham, in October 1915, incorporated the Motor Machine Gun Service, which now became known as the Machine Gun Corps (Motors).  At this time the MGC(M) had around 3,000 men.  Many men of the MGC(M) transferred to the Heavy Section, MGC (later to be known as the Tank Corps).  At this time, training at Elveden involved the use and development of a new secret weapon, the ‘Tank’.  Tanks first went into battle in the Autumn of 1916 so it is possible that Gunner Hudson was one of the pioneers of this new weapon.

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