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Location 9 Bugden Avenue, Alstonville, Ballina - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Statue of men in bunker

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 28 September 1997 by HIS EXCELLENCY MAJOR GENERAL P.M. ARKISON, A.O. GOVERNOR OF QUEENSLAND
Inscription

RIVATE P J (PADDY) BUGDEN V.C.NO 3774
31ST BATTALION 1ST A.I.F.

BORN TATHAM N.SW. 17.3.1897
DIED YPRES BELGIUM 28.9.1917

IN RECOGNITION OF HIS SERVICE
ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

"WE ARE GOING INTO THE FIRING LINE TOMORROW
IF BY CHANCE ANYTHING HAPPENS,
I FELL THAT I SHALL GAIN A PLACE OF HAPPINESS
FOR I HAVE NEVER DONE A DEED THAT I AM ASHAMED OF
SO I FEAR NOTHING"
EXTRACT FROM LETTER TO MOTHER 9.1.1917

A 25TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECT
OF THE ROTARY CLUB
OF ALSTONVILLE

UNVEILED 28.9.1997
HIS EXCELLENCY MAJOR GENERAL P.M. ARKISON, A.O.
GOVERNOR OF QUEENSLAND

PADDY BUGDEN V.C.
FRANCE 1917
CITATION

FOR MOST CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY
WHEN, IN THE FACE OF DEVASTATING
MACHINE GUN FIRE, HE LED THE ATTACK
ON PILLBOXES WITH BOMBS AND CAPTURED
THEM AT THE POINT OF THE BAYONET

SUBSEQUENTLY, HE SINGLE HANDEDLY CHARED
TO RESCUE HIS CORPORAL WHO HAD BEEN CAPTURED
DURING WHICH HE SHOT ONE GERMAN AND BAOYONETED
TWO OTHERS.

OF FIVE OCCASIONS HE RESCUED WOUNDED MEN
UNDER INTENSE SHELL AND MACHINE-GUN FIRE,
ON A FINAL MISSION BEING KILLED

"IN ADMIRATION OF YOUR DEEDS"
2/7TH COMMANDO SQN WWII
2001

Condition

Good

Names

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BUGDEN, Patrick Joseph

Service number 3774
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Mar 1897

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