Sydney Lewis BUDD

Sydney Lewis BUDD

Aldershot, Rushmoor Borough, Hampshire, England
Death 28 Apr 1917 (aged 22)
Burial Frimley, Surrey Heath Borough, Surrey, England
Plot XIII O 4
Memorial ID 188113545 · View Source
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Private Sydney Lewis BUDD . No. 652. 10th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Known as the Grimsby Chums.
Killed in Action on the 28th of April 1917.

Third son of James and Fanny Budd, of Gable Cottages, Frimley Green Road, Frimley, Surrey.

Sydney was born Aldershot 1894, and baptised 7th October, the youngest son of James & Fanny Budd.

In 1901 the family was still living in Aldershot but by 1911 they had moved to 10 Field Lane in Frimley .
Sydney worked as an apprentice in John Drew’s stationers shop, initially at Aldershot and then at a branch of the store in Yorktown.
During his time in Yorktown he enjoyed playing football, both with St George’s Church Team (one of the best local youth teams at the time) and for Yorktown Tradesman’s team. For a boy enjoying both working and playing football in the town it is a mystery why he ended up enlisting at Grimsby on the 6th October 1914 joining the Lincolnshire Regiment.
10th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Known as the Grimsby Chums. Private. No. 652.

Posted to the B.E.F. in France, embarking at Southampton, Hampshire, on the 9th of January 1916.

His parents were by this time living almost opposite St Peter’s Church at Gable Cottage. Sydney's father James was sexton at St Peter’s and when news of his son’s death arrived in the village in July the Rev Bassett of Frimley said of Mr and Mrs Budd ‘They had four sons at the front and up to last month had good news from them all, but since then the third youngest has fallen.
He was for some time employed in business in Camberley, and was a regular member of St Andrew’s choir. A friend wrote ‘He has given his life with many other good men so that England may be free and the Gospel of love remain’. A suitable epitaph for them all.

He is remembered here on his parents’ grave , on the brass plaque on the north wall of St Peter’s church and also on the Camberley War Memorial.

He is buried at the Roeux British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference: C.71.

Sidney's brothers both served during the Great War.
Leonard fell in 1917, and Charles Albert served with the Royal Engineers.

Research : Mary Bennett

Gravesite Details The grave is in good condition.
It has darkened over time but is easy to find and is intact and readable.


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