James Buddin

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Buddin
Mother's Name: 
Mary (nee Plumford)
Father's Name: 
Joseph Buddin
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, February 1, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Field Engineers
Company: 
3rd Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, April 21, 1917
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds received
Details: 

James Buddin (Service No 7105) was born at Woonona, NSW in March 1888. At the time of enlistment he was a single 28 year old carpenter living in Woonona. At the time his parents were living in Cornforth, Durham, UK.

He embarked on SS Makarini on 1st April 1916 with 16th Reinforcements 3rd Field Company engineers. He joined his unit in France on 29th October 1916. On 9th April 1917 James was working, digging a strong point in front of Hermes when he was struck by a shell. He was evacuated to 6th General Hospital for treatment to serious wounds to his left buttock area. He did not recover and at 10 15pm on 21st April 1917 he died from these wounds.

James is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension Block O, Plot ix, Row G, Grave 7, Rouen France.

The AIF Project information gives his address as Moonana. His army records show Woonona.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BUDDIN J

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