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  •  Photograph was first published in the Worksop Guardian, Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Fulford York
Alfred Budrey was the son of Herbert and Alice Budrey, born near York in 1887. He came from a family of two boys and three girls. The family left York and around 1890 were living at Theivesdale Lodge, Scofton, where the father, Herbert was employed as a game keeper. By the time Alfred was 21, he had also found employment as a game keeper. In November 1915, Alfred was Attested at Worksop fo the duration of the war.
25 Jun 1917
30
52902 - CWGC Website
33575/32101
Residence Osberton Worksop Notts – enlisted Worksop
Private
2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry
On his initial joining up, Alfred was allotted as number 32101 in the Sherwood Foresters, his medical and attesting day being 6 November 1915. He went abroad the following year and landed in France on 10th September 1916 when he was transferred to the 2nd battalion on the Durham Light Infantry. Pte Alfred Budrey Worksop Guardian 13 July 1917 The local death roll in the War continues to lengthen, and this week we have to record the names of several more gallant fellows who have died on the field of battle. Amongst them is Pte. Alfred Budrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Budrey, Thievesdale Lodge, on the Osberton Estate. Mr. Budrey has for many years been a gamekeeper in the employ of the Foljambe family, and his son Alfred was an under keeper in the same service. He enlisted in October, 1915, and like so many more local lads he joined the Nott’s and Derby’s. He was drafted out to France in September of the following year and was transferred to the 2nd Batt. Durham Light Infantry, which was attached to a Regt. Of Royal Engineers. During the last twelve months, he took part in much hard fighting, and some time ago was wounded in the knee. He was in hospital in France, and on recovery rejoined his Regiment. Writing home on June 21st, he says he means to try and get through and expresses a great longing to be at home again. Poor lad, this was not to be, for in the fighting on June 25th he was killed in action. Had he lived he would have been 27 on Wednesday last. Pte. Budrey was a fine type of soldier, a good well- conducted man, a son of whom any parent might be proud. Writing to Mrs. Budrey, Serge. G. W. Smith, of deceased’s section, say’s. “I now write just a few lines to express to you our deepest sympathy and sorrow in the great loss that you have sustained. I write for myself and the fellows in my section…I have lost a good willing and hard working fellow in you son,” This is a splendid tribute to the brave lad who had fallen. Mr. Budrey has been in his present employ 24 years, and he and his wife and family will have the sympathy of all our readers.
Memorial Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe Pte Alfred Budrey Scofton church memorial details:- Durham Light Infantry No. 33575 CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs A Budrey of Thursdale Lodge, Scofton, Worksop. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  •  Photograph was first published in the Worksop Guardian, Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Alfred Budrey - Photograph was first published in the Worksop Guardian, Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.
Courtesy Murray Biddle
    Alfred Budrey - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle