Semley Church

Arthur Haime Bugden

Surname: Bugden
Other names: Arthur Haime
Other people in this story:
Francis Henry Haime Bugden
Eliza Bugden née Fisher
Dorothy Alice Bugden née Hurst
Locations in this story:
Hook Lane, Semley, Wiltshire
Herriard, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Winchester, Hampshire
France & Flanders
St. Leonard's Church, Semley, Wiltshire

Arthur Haime Bugden was born in Semley, Wiltshire on 3rd Aug 1887 and baptised at St. Leonard's Church on 6th August 1887, the son of Francis Henry Haime Bugden and Eliza Bugden (née Fisher).  He spent his early life at Hook Lane, Semley, Wiltshire.  He enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment on 19th February 1909 as a Territorial (Service No. 855) and was discharged on 18th February 1913.  He re-enlisted on 27th May 1917 but was not mobilized until 14th March 1918 as a Private (later Gunner) with the 6th Reserve Brigade of the Royal Horse & Field Artillery (Service No. 253850).   He served in France & Flanders from 29 May 1918. He was transferred to the Labour Corps on 1 Jan 1919 (Service No. 448585) and was eventually discharged on 21st June 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   The 1921 Census shows him living at Manor Farm Cottage, Herriard< Basingstoke, Hampshire, employed in General Farm Work. He married Dorothy Alice Hurst in the Basingstoke District in 1923. There are no records of children of the marriage.  By the 1939 Register Arthur had moved to Hinton, Winchester, Hampshire, and was working as a tractor driver.   He died in 1963 in the Winchester area.


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