My Great Uncle Thomas Morgan Hudson

Thomas Morgan, the eldest son of Henry and Mary Ann Hudson was born in Garford and baptised there on 4th November 1866.
In the 1881 census he was a grocer's assistant in Wantage. He served in the Grenadier Guards 1883-1890, and in the Reading Police Force from 1890 until 1905.
He lived for many years at 21 The Grove Reading. (Kellys Directory) and was a Commissionaire at Suttons Seeds after leaving the Police.
He married Eliza Newstead at Battersea Parish Church on 1 June 1891. Eliza died a year later and was buried on 22 August 1892 at London Road Cemetery, Reading. Thomas then married Ada Pyke (186-1952) at St John's Church Reading on 15 April 1894. They had several children but only Leonard Thomas (1899-1972) and Annie Vera Daisy (1904-1982) survived infancy,
Thomas Morgan Hudson died in December 1950 and was cremated on 30 December at London Road Crematorium, Reading. The origin of the name Thomas Morgan is explained below.
Thomas Morgan Hudson - Career in the Grenadier Guards
Short Service Attestation for Foot Guards
No 8697 Thos Morgan Hudson
Grenadier Guards
Joined London 8th August 1883 Born Marcham, Berkshire
Description of Thomas Morgan Hudson on enlistment
Age apparently: 18 years
Age physically equivalent to: under 19 years
Height 71 5/8 inches Weight 143 lbs
Chest measurement 34 inches
Complexion fresh Eyes blue Hair brown
Religious denomination C of England
Distinctive marks: small scar front of right knee
Medical History
Revaccinated 13 Aug 1883 Arm: arm Number: two Result: perfect
General remarks as to habits, conduct, &c. Very Good
Medical Record
Station arrived admitted into hospital discharged Disease No of days in hospital Remarks
Dublin 29 8 84 30 8 84 31 8 84 Balanitis 2
Windsor 15 9 85 16 3 86 20 3 86 Bronchial catarrh 4 expectorant
Windsor 26 3 86 29 3 86 ? 3 ?
London 11 10 86 25 10 86 Gonorrhoea 15 Alkali 9 inj
Thomas Morgan Hudson - Career in the Reading Police Force
Date of Joining: December 4th 1890: Date of appointment: March 10th 1891
Age: 25 Height: 6ft 1/2 inch Complexion: fresh Hair: brown Eyes: blue
Where born: Garford, Berks
Former Occupation: Grocer
Former Public Service: Grenadier Guards, 7 years
Rewards and Promotions:
Dec 15th 1891: Promoted to the second class
Dec 19th 1893: Promoted to the first class
Dec 17th 1895: Promoted to the merit class
Oct 18th 1897: Promoted to the rank of Sergeant 3rd class, commenced duties as warrant officer 9/12/97
Oct 18th 1898: Promoted to the rank of 2nd class Sergeant
Oct 18th 1902: Promoted to the rank of 2nd class Sergeant NS 1902: Promoted to the first class
Resigned 16.6.05
Reports Particulars
Punishment Jan 2nd 1891 Reported by Sergt Cook for missing 12 midnight Jack and 2 am Alexandra Rd Conference Points on 27th December 1890 Severely reprimanded by H.C. 2nd Jan 1891
Jan 8th 1892 The worse of intoxicating liquor whilst on duty in Friar Street at 5 am Severely reprimanded by H.C. 26th Jan 1892
Aug 7th 1904 Drunk off duty at 11 pm Severely reprimanded 14.9.04
June 16th 1905 Reported by Police Surgeon to be suffering from alcoholism Permitted by Watch Committee to resign
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The chart above shows that Thomas Morgan was a brother of Thomas Morgan Hudson's great grandmother Sophia Morgan.
Thomas MORGAN was born in Garford, Berkshire and baptised on 25 September 1791. His parents Edward MORGAN and Ann NORRIS were married at Hagbourne on 4 November 1781. Edward was buried on 11 May 1825 and Ann on 9 February 1817, both at Marcham All Saints.
Thomas MORGAN’S sister SOPHIA, baptised Garford 15 May 1796, married Henry AYERS at Marcham on 29 January. They had four children including my gg grandmother Ann AYERS, baptised 22 November 1818 at Garford. Ann married John HUDSON at Fyfield, Berks on 21 October 1839. My great grandfather Henry HUDSON was born at Fyfield on 24 July 1843. His father John was buried in Fyfield on 11 January 1846.
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The uniform worn at Waterloo as illustrated by P W Reynolds. The Private is in marching order and dressed as the 3rd Battalion of the 14th Foot were on 18 June 1815. His jacket has the buff facings that the regiment wore from the early 18th century onwards. The button loops on his cuffs and across his chest are of a special regimental pattern. He carries a valise and rolled greatcoat on his back, and has straps across his chest that support, on his left shoulder, the ammunition pouch with 60 rounds, on his right shoulder are his haversack and water-bottle. He holds a muzzle-loading flintlock musket which weighs around 10 pounds and has a 17 inch socket bayonet attached. His shako is covered with an oilskin weather-proof cover. He has grey overalls and spatterdashes on his shoes. In dress uniform he would have worn white breeches and black or white gaiters.