Other names: Arthur Haime
Locations in this story: Hook Lane, Semley, WiltshireBasingstoke, HampshireWinchester, HampshireFrance & FlandersSt. Leonard's Church, Semley, Wiltshire
Story: Arthur Haime Bugden was born in Semley, Wiltshire on 6th March 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 with the 6th Reserve Brigade of the Royal Horse & Field Artillery (Service No. 253850). He served in France & Flanders and was eventually discharged on 21st June 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Dorothy A. Hurst in the Basingstoke District in 1923. There are no records of children of the marriage. By the 1939 Register Arthur was living in Winchester, Hampshire, and was working as a tractor driver. He died in 1963 in the Winchester area.