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Stanley BUGDEN

Regimental number739
Date of birth29 November 1889
Place of birthDeal, Kent, England
SchoolStapleford and Southborough National School, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
Address...
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Bugden, Bridgetown, Western Australia
Previous military service Served for 1.5 years in 'B' Company, The East Kent Regiment ('The Buffs'), British Army; deserted.
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel unable to read), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Reported missing in action, 2 May 1915. Court of Enquiry, Serapeum, Egypt, 28 April 1916, determined fate as 'killed in action, 2 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

His sister, Mrs T. Newport, of Bridgetown, wrote in October 1915 to Base Records: 'Could you kindly inform where my brother is [,] if he is killed or prisoner. We had word that he was missing and cannot find out any more about him.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUGDEN Stanley

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