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James Budden (left) in Egypt 1916 during the Great War
By MICK ROBERTS ©
The Corrimal Uniting Church honour roll has revealed a tragic love story that spanned the globe.
AN HONOUR roll in Corrimal Uniting Church – not unlike memorials in community halls around the world – has revealed a tragic love story that spanned the globe.
The tablet lists 21 local men from the church who served in the Great War, with one name, James Budden remaining a mystery to local historians and the parish for decades.
James Budden’s tale is one of hope and sadness – it tells of a young man planning to bring his sweetheart from the English village of West Cornforth to the booming New South Wales coal mining town of Corrimal to begin a new life.
Russell Vale war historian Terry Bugg said past research on James Budden had proved fruitless. All that was…
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