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Regimental number1309
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
SchoolPetrie Terrace State School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Emma Budgen, Byron Street, Bulimba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Bugden, Byron Street, Bulimba, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 40), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Balmoral Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland. Verse on headstone reads: 'Somewhere in France he's lying,/He answered his country's call,/ And died an Australian hero,/Fighting to save us all.' Parents: Thomas (d. 6 April 1940, aged 85; bu. Balmoral Cemetery) and Emma (d. 30 May 1919, aged 56; bu. Balmoral Cemetery) BUDGEN, Byron Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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