Gordon Hubert Frank Budden

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Private Gordon Hubert Frank "Gordy" Budden
Life dates
12 Feb 1923 - 07 Jul 1944
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Gordon Budden (from Special Forces Roll of Honour)
Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Manswood Patrol Patrol member 15 Feb 1942 14 Apr 1943
Operation Bulbasket SAS combatant Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operation Bulbasket SAS combatant Unknown 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WLND 52/3
Military number
7958191
Occupation

Living with parents Sidney & Beatrice, Market gardeners

Career

Left Auxiliary Units 14 Apr 1943 to join H.M Forces. 

He had been briefly called up to 57th Training Regiment Royal Armoured Corps at Warminster in April 1942, but presumably as a result of being an Auxilier was posted to the Army Reserve to "take up employment of National Importance"

He returned to the same unit in 1943 having been released from Auxiliary Units and entered the General Service Corps as was standard for all new recruits at this stage of the war.

7 Jan 1944 he was transferred to 1 SAS along with a number of other former Auxiliers after an interview. 
He was killed in action serving with B Squadron 1 SAS on Operation Bulbasket. He is buried at Rom Communal Cemetery in France.
British Army Casualty Lists report on 4 July 1944 he had previously been reported missing, believed to be a prisoner of war but was now reported not missing. He was finally reported killed in action on or shortly after 7 July 1944.

Address
Manswood, Moor Crichel, Dorset
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Budden Obit 1947 Western Gazette
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Budden obit 1945 Western Gazette
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Budden 1948 Obit Western Gazette
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Gordon Budden grave (from Special Forces Roll of Honour)
References

TNA ref WO199/3391

CWGC

Western Gazette 1945 & 1947 & 1948

Special Forces Roll of Honour

The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941-47