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Busbridge E J   Pte   3686

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Busbridge E J     Pte    3686    Edward James            14 Inf Bn    23    Electrician    Single    C of E        

Address:    Essendon, Flower St, 19    

Next of Kin:  Busbridge, William E, father, 19 Flower St, Essendon    

Enlisted:    17 Jul 1915        

Embarked:     A71 Nestor 11 Oct 1915 


Relatives on Active Service:

Busbridge J N Gunner 20062   brother

Watson A P Sapper 18324  future brother-in-law


Word has been received that Sergeant E. J. Ned Busbridge has been missing in France since April 11th. He is the youngest son of Mr. W. E. Busbridge, of Flower St. Essendon. His brother, Gnr. J. N Busbridge, has the top of his right thumb taken off, otherwise he is doing well.


ROLL OF HONOR. (1917, June 14). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74602800


Red Cross Wounded and Missing - Edward James Busbridge

  • Sgt E J Busbridge, 46 Bn, Missing 11/4/1917  Prisoner of War, interned at Karlsruhe. 
  • Certified by information in a letter, from Capt D B Payne, 46th Battalion, dated 18/5/1917.  
  • Interned Minden.  Extract from postcard from Man 27/7/17.
  • Transferred to Soltau.  Information received from Man dated 28/8/17.
  • Repatriated Prisoner of War, arrived Hull 17/12/18, arrived London 19/12/18. 
  • Certificated by List from AIF Headquartrs 20/12/18. 



Sergeant E. J. ("Ted") Busbridge, who was a prisoner of war in Germany, is on his way home to sunny "Oss."


FOOTBALL NOTES. (1919, March 29). Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved March 16, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69682497




Mentioned in this publication:

Two items reporting the return of Crichton-W-R-Pte-2397  prisoner of war.


BUSBRIDGE- WATSON -(Military Wedding)        
On the 9th August, at St James' Old Cathedral,
West Melbourne by the Rev J A Schofield, Sergt
Edward James, (late 46th Batt, AIF) youngest
son of Mr W E Busbridge, Flower street,
Essendon, to Isobel second daughter of Mr and
Mrs G Watson, "Christo," Hardiman street, Kensington 
The Argus 6 September 1919


BUSBRIDGE (nee Watson).-On the 21st June at Nurse
Wellington's, 20 Hardiman street, Kensington, to Mr

and Mrs E J Busbridge - a daughter, (Ellen Margaret).                                         
The Argus 31 July 1920



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Essendon State School                                                                                                                          

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Missing                

Regimental Register

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