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Offline nudge67

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Paddy Bugden VC
« on: Sunday 29 June 08 22:50 BST (UK) »
I've been living in the town of Alstonville, NSW for two years, and there is a monument to the local war hero, Patrick Joseph (Paddy) BUGDEN (1897-1917), posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross after the battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium.

Turns out that Paddy Bugden's mother, Annie May Theresa CONNELLY (1874-1949), is my wife's aunt's father's aunt.

http://www.australiansatwar.gov.au/stories/stories.asp?war=W1&id=239


Convicts: Richard REES, Peter VIVIAN
SA Pioneers: Hornsby, Wallis, Willoughby, Floate, Mills.
SA Old Colonists: Chesson, Degenhardt, McFeat, Tyler, Ladner, Edwards, Cassidy, Rhodes, Shaw, Waye.
SA others: Sibley, Jones, Pike, Bowyer, Davey.

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Re: Paddy Bugden VC
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 June 08 22:54 BST (UK) »


How cool is that nudge ??

Heres some more if you don't have this already .... his letters !!

http://www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/courage/bugden_during.asp

Annie  :)
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Re: Paddy Bugden VC
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 June 08 23:23 BST (UK) »

In Memory of
Private PATRICK BUGDEN V C

3774, 31st Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
who died age 20
on 28 September 1917
Son of Thomas and Annie Bugden, of "Hotel Wells," Tweed Heads, New South Wales. Born at Gundurimba, New South Wales.

Remembered with honour
HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=457582

http://ww1cemeteries.com/ww1cemeteries/hoogecratercemetery.htm
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Re: Paddy Bugden VC
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 29 June 08 23:46 BST (UK) »
http://naa12.naa.gov.au/Scripts/Imagine.asp?B=1935337&SE=1&I=1

You can view his service record online here :)
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Wood(Liversedge)
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Re: Paddy Bugden VC
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 June 08 06:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Nudge,

I googled and found some more fascinating information (you have probably already read this)  - he was certainly a brave and much loved young man.

http://www.northernstar.com.au/storydisplay.cfm?storyid=3775689

Regards,

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Re: Paddy Bugden VC
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 01 July 08 22:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks all.

I had read that article in the Northern Star, but that was before I knew there was a family connection.

A minor curiosity on Paddy's monument is that it was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland, yet Alstonville is 100km south of the Qld border.
 
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Convicts: Richard REES, Peter VIVIAN
SA Pioneers: Hornsby, Wallis, Willoughby, Floate, Mills.
SA Old Colonists: Chesson, Degenhardt, McFeat, Tyler, Ladner, Edwards, Cassidy, Rhodes, Shaw, Waye.
SA others: Sibley, Jones, Pike, Bowyer, Davey.

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Re: Paddy Bugden VC
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 01 July 08 23:21 BST (UK) »
A minor curiosity on Paddy's monument is that it was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland, yet Alstonville is 100km south of the Qld border.


Major General Peter Arnison, the Governor of Queensland at the time, who unveiled the memorial, was born and brought up in South Lismore