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John Budge

Portrait: John Budge in uniform. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait: John Budge in uniform. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Budge AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16267 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Maungatautari, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Budge (father), Kiokio, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 August 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16267 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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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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  • John Budge was one of fourteen children born to John and Margaret Budge who immigrated from Wick in Scotland in the 1880s.

    He owned a farm at Maungatautari and was also a cream cartage contractor. He had an interest in horses and is thought to have owned two trotters.

    At the time of embarkation he was engaged to be married to Miss Ivy Adams of Maungatautari.

    His family were told that he and other members of his group were killed by a stray shell.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds two letters (copies) written by John Budge whilst on active service in Egypt and Palestine. [Ref. MS 98/67]

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    Moeraki then transhipped to "Mooltan" at Sydney for Suez.

    Archives New Zealand Auckland Regional Office - Archives reference - BBAE 1569/12131 - Lance Corporal John Budge (died 13 November 1917). Letter to father from transport "Moeraki" dated 13 August 1916 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    13 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM M.15. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Lance-Corporal John Budge, killed in action in Palestine, was the second son of Mr. John Budge, of Kiokio, and was 28 years of age. He was born and educated at Takapuna. He went to the Waikato with his parents, and was afterwards farming on his own account at Maungatautari, near Cambridge. He left New Zealand with the sixteenth reinforcements, as a mounted man, and in Egypt joined the Camel Corps. He was promoted to lance-corporal on the field. (Auckland Weekly News, 29 November 1917, p. 20) AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • Cambridge War Memorial, Queen Street, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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21 March 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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