Walter was the son of Martha Ann Hudson, of 30, Hillside Place, Mountain, Queensbury and the late Alfred Hudson. He had a brother Lewis and two half-brothers Herbert and Arthur, in 1911 the family lived in Heaton.
Serving in the 15th Battalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) William was killed in action whilst attacking the enemy at Gavrelle on 3rd May 1917.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL (Bay 4).