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Full Name: James Frederick Budd
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): James Frederick
Surname: Budd
Also Known As: Jim
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 60301
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk (A.S. Patterson Ltd)
Next of Kin: Mr T.W. Budd (father), Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Date: 3 September 1939
Military District: Papakura
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 3rd Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 24 Auckland
Embarkation Date: 18 December 1940
Destination: Egypt (January 1941)
Military Training: Narrowneck, Trentham and Papakura Military Camps
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 24 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert, Libya
Date of Death: 26 November 1941
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. J. 7.
Memorial Name:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Thomas William and Caroline Budd, of Papatoetoe
  • Attended Papatoetoe Primary and Otahuhu Technical High School (1935-36). Played football.
  • Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club.
  • Went on to Anti-aircraft Defence at beginning of war. Was supposed to go to Fanning Island, but appendicitis prevented this. Instead he went back to Trentham and went away with the 4th Reinforcements. He was a Lewis gun instructor.
  • According to Otahuhu College archives, he lost his life at Bisi Sidi Rezegh. He was in charge of Machine Gun Section.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
  • Portrait, with bandolier
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories, World War 2. Panel Names beginning: Buckley R.B. - Bullock D.V.; Bullock F.A.- Burke, D.C.; Carmichael N.C. - Carrigan J.; Carroll J. - Carter, F. (photo taken in 1999)
  • View Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Sanctuary, Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
  • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, Auckland (image I. Appleton July 2012)
Further References: Kirk, Stan. Letters from members of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club 1939-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 1418
Sources Used:
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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