The AIF Project

James George BUDGE

Regimental number2576
Place of birthPort Macquarie New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address29 Rofe Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Budge, 29 Rofe Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work at Chuigndes on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at Chuignes, 23 August, 1918. At a critical stage of the attack he took up a position with his Lewis gun and silenced one enemy machine gun which was holding up the advance. He then dashed forward, firing from the hip, and knocked out another gun, killing two and wounding three of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Print format