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Title: William Budgen
Formatted Name: Budgen, William Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2391
Place of Birth: Darwin
Biographical notes: Budgen was the son of Sydney R. Budgen and Florence (nee Weedon). William was born in 1895 whilst his mother was operating the Terminus Hotel. Source: NTDB, p.77. He had an apprenticeship with the Government Locomotive shops for 5 years in Darwin.
Occupation: Turner and fitter
Age at Enlistment: 20 years 10 months
Place of Enlistment: Darwin
Unit: 47th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Budgen embarked with his unit on board HMAT A49 'Seang Choon' from Brisbane to Plymouth on 19 September 1916. He proceeded to France on SS 'Victoria' via Folkestone on 4 February 1917. Budgen was reported missing on 11 April 1917. A Court of Inquiry held on 7 November 1917 determined he had been killed in action.
Date of Death: 1917-04-11
Place of Death: Bullecourt (France)
Memorials: Darwin Cenotaph
Villers-Bretonneux (France)
Related link: Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.36.
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A49 'Seang Choon'
Battle scarred : the 47th Battalion in the first World War by Craig Deayton. Newport, N.S.W. : Big Sky Publishing, 2011.
"Roll of Honor", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 17 August 1918: p.16.
Unit War Diary
Nominal Roll
Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography edited by David Carment. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008: p.77.
Roll of Honour
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux (France)
Service Record
NT Place Names Register : Budgen Street
Red Cross Wounded and Missing
Commonwealth War Graves - Villers-Bretonneux Memorial - William Ernest Budgen
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
World War, 1914-1918
Northern Territory
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