Frederick Joseph Budd

Nov 16, 1896

Born in Millbrook, Ontario to William James and Isabella (nee McCorry) Budd


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59111 (temporary number 724)

Ø  Attested with the rank of Lance Corporal

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. William Budd, mother, Millbrook, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Cornbinder

o   Later noted as Electrician and Coil Winder

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Feb 1, 1915

Rank now shown as Private


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Feb 25, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Cervical Adenitis, an infection of the lymph node in the neck.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Feb 26, 1916

Transferred to the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples, France


Mar 10, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Dieppe


On arrival in England he was admitted to the County of London War Hospital in Epsom where surgery was performed to remove the swollen gland

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


May 16, 1916

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Jun 1, 1916

Attached to the 1st CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) for 4 weeks of Physical Training


Jun 30, 1916

Discharged to duty from the convalescent hospital


Jul 29, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling


Aug 17, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Aug 18, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 128 reinforcements from England and was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 29, 1916

After leaving the base depot he joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in the Halifax Camp, near Brandhoek, Belgium as part of a draft of 29 reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion


Sep 17, 1916

After leaving the entrenching battalion Private Budd rejoined the 21st Battalion bivouacked in the Brickfields near Albert, France


Nov 6, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Mar 30, 1917

Evacuated to the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Scurvy of the mouth.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station for treatment


Apr 2, 1917

Transferred to the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples and the diagnosis was changed to read Nephritis. He was suffering from swelling of his legs and pain in his groin in addition to bleeding gums and nose bleeds.


Apr 15, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Edmonton Military Hospital in London

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


May 4, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Uxbridge where it is noted that his right leg is swollen and the calf is tender to the touch


Jun 1, 1917

Transferred to the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Taplow


Aug 8, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Military Hospital in Liverpool


Sep 14, 1917

Invalided to Canada and embarked the Hospital Ship Araguaya in Liverpool



Sep 25, 1917

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario where he was admitted to the Queen’s Military Hospital where he was treated for his illness as an out-patient




Dec 11, 1917

Medical Board at Queen’s Military Hospital in Kingston notes

Ø  Right leg swells and tires easily

Ø  Suffers from sore back

Ø  His ability to work is lessened by 40%

Ø  Classed as Medical Category “E” meaning he is unfit for any service

Ø  No treatment is required

Ø  Should be re-examined in 1 year


Dec 22, 1917

To continue to be treated as an out-patient of the Queen’s Military Hospital


Dec 31, 1917

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Millbrook, Ontario

Following the end of the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Millbrook, Ontario


Jun 15, 1918

Medical Board exam in Kingston notes that he suffers from lower back pain and moderate difficulty in breathing.  Problem is worse in damp weather.  No treatment was recommended


Mar 31, 1926

Frederick Budd died in Virden, Manitoba of Acute Nephritis and was buried in the MacGregor Cemetery, MacGregor, Manitoba.  His death was determined to be a result of his active service.

Following his death, the Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his widow, Mrs. Edith S. Budd, MacGregor, Manitoba

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. William Budd, Millbrook, Ontario

There was no Memorial Cross issued to his widow as he had married after his discharge


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