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Sir Robert Arundell Hudson

The ashes of Sir Robert Arundell Hudson are buried in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey. He was a son of Robert Hudson of Lapworth in Warwickshire and his wife Jessie (Kynoch). He was assistant and later secretary of the National Liberal Federation. In 1889 he married Ada Hammerton and they had a daughter Dorothy. After the Liberal victory in 1906 he was knighted and during the Great War he worked for the Red Cross. His second wife was Mary, widow of Lord Northcliffe. He was a Trustee for the Abbey Appeal for funds for the restoration of the stonework, launched by Dean Ryle in 1920. In 1927 he resigned from politics and died in London. The grave inscription reads:

Robert Arundell Hudson G.B.E. Born 30 Aug 1864. Died 25 Nov 1927

Further reading

"Sir Robert Hudson" by J.A. Spender, 1930

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004

Born

30th August 1864

Died

25th November 1927

Occupation

Politician

Location

Cloisters; West Cloister

Memorial Type

Grave

Sir Robert Arundell Hudson
Sir Robert Arundell Hudson grave

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