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|Name:||Budgen, William Ernest|
|Place of Birth:||Darwin|
|Next of Kin:||Florence Alice Budgen - Mother ; c/o Mrs. Pott, Darwin. ; "Lugano" Sherwood Rd. Rocklea, Brisbane, Qld.|
|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|
|Date of Enlistment:||8-Mar-1916|
|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)|
|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
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)
NT Place Names Register : Budgen Street
Red Cross Wounded and Missing
Commonwealth War Graves - Villers-Bretonneux Memorial - William Ernest Budgen
|Genealogical Society NT Pioneer Register:||71|
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Fallen ANZACs|
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