WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter B. 

Donald Harlow Budenberg

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:04th Bn (attd 17th)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke
Town Memorial:Marple
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1896 in the Stockport R.D. - ref: 8a/4,
the second son of Christian Frederick & Janet Somerville Budenberg (nee
Harlow).  Born at Marple.   Educated at Clifton College, Bristol; 
Manchester and Cambridge Universities.

1901 Census - Somerville, Arkwright Road, Marple, Cheshire.    Son - aged:
4 - born: Marple, Cheshire.    Head of Household - Christian Frederick
Budenberg - Married - aged: 36 - occ: Mechanical Engineer - born:
Manchester.   Also his wife - Janet Somerville Budenberg - aged: 30 - born:
Stockport, Cheshire.

1911 Census - Clifton College, College Road, near to Clifton Suspension
Bridge, Bristol.     Scholar - aged: 14 - born: Marple, Cheshire - his 18
year old brother - Christian Budenberg was also a pupli at this College.   
His parents were still residing at Arkwright Road - Head of Household - CFB
- aged: 46 - occ: Managing Director of a Company - born: Manchester.    
Also his wife - JSB - aged: 40 - born: Heaton Norris.   Plus a sister and a
brother, aged 11 & 5 respectively.

Owing to his health, he was unable to enter the Army as early as he wished
and decided that he should make a start with his training as an engineer.

Joined the Manchester University OTC in 1915 and subsequently the Cambridge
University OTC.   Commissioned in September 1916 and drafted to the front
in January 1917.

17th Bn War Diaries - The enemy attacked and forced the Battalion south of
the Ypres-Comines Canal. The War Diary states that “the composite
company, formed from “C” and “D” Coys, counter-attacked and
restored the situation on this front.   2nd Lt D H Budenberg was killed
whilst gallantly leading the counter attack.   The composite Coy, formed by
“A” and “B” Coys, under 2nd Lt F Ruddy, formed a defensive flank
and this enabled the Battalion to maintain its position.

He had taken part in many actions and was slightly wounded on the 21st
April, but remained on duty.     Killed 4 days later and buried near to
where he fell, some 2000 yards east of Voormezeele.    His body was exhumed
in 1919 and reburied in the Perth Cem (China Wall), Zillebeke, Belgium.

His father was the M.D. of the Budenberg Gauge Co, Broadheath.    Grandson
of Robert Harlow, Brassfounders, Turner Street, off Warren Street,

He is commemorated on:-  his school war memorial at Clifton College;  his
college memorial at Trinity College, Cambridge;  the Marple town war
memorial;   All Saints Church war memorial, Marple;  St. Martin's Plaque,
Low Marple; and the Family Grave, All Saints Churchyard, Marple.
Recorded in the book "Remembered - Marple Men Who Fell in the Great War".  
There was no factory war memorial at Broadheath.

His death was reported in the Altrincham Guardian dated 7th May 1918 and in
the High Peak Reporter dated 11th May 1918, though in that it states that
he was a 2nd Lieutenant.    Spelt Budenburg on SDGW.

M.I. - A very gentle, perfect knight".

His father was a member of the Manchester Reform Club, 81 King Street,

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Manchester University
Manchester Reform Club
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