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Sidney Lewis Bufton

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 60), Page: 4 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 60), Page: 4 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sidney Lewis AWMM
  • Surname
    Bufton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sydney Lewis Bufton AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 43950 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 July 1892 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.J. Bufton (mother), 267 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 43950 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Draper/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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    • Sydney Bufton was the son of Son of Mary Jane Bufton, of 267, Barbadoes St., Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Greymouth, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Sydney Lewis Bufton (or Sydney Lewis Brown) was born in Greymouth. His mother was Mary Margaret Brown. Sydney Lewis Bufton was raised by his grandmother Mary Jane Bufton, formerly Brown, nee Stewart.

      He was educated at Marist Brothers School in Greymouth before shifting with his mother and sisters to Christchurch, where they lived at 267 Barbadoes Street. An active iceskater, he received a number of prizes for his fancy dress costumes.

      He worked for the Farmers Co-operative prior to enlistment.

      According to his niece, when he was killed in action a piece of shrapnel severed his head from his body, which was found several metres away. This fact was relayed to his brother who was also serving, but does not appear in the official correspondence. Public - Wayne - Other relative - 1 March 2016 - Family sources
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About death

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  • Death
    18 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France AWMM IV. E. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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01 March 2016WayneWhakataneOther relative
19 February 2015WayneNew ZealandOther Relative

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