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Leslie William Budd

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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) - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories, World War 2. Panel Names beginning: Buckley R.B. - B …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie William AWMM
  • Surname
    Budd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Les Budd AWMM
  • Service number
    22488 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 November 1913 AWMM United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 29 King Edward Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E.A. Budd (father), 29 King Edward Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22488 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Car painter/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edwin Arthur and Jane Henrietta Budd, of Auckland.

    Budd is quoted in the 'Greece and Crete' section of the Auckland War Memorial Museum's 'Scars on the Heart' exhibition. It reads as follows:"Fritz had sent men to cross the river in boats but when halfway our chaps opened up and wiped them out. A few hours later he tried again with the same results, so he sent back for the heavier stuff and it was time for us to move." [Auckland Museum Library, Manuscript Collection: MS 836, Budd, Leslie William, Letter from Greece, 1941] AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    LibyaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14.B.15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2096227
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.28 AWMM
    • Orphan Home, Parnell. Records. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 863. AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 139. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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