The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'C' Company, 10 Platoon
- Place of Birth:
- Maylands, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- George Bugg
- Mothers's Name:
- Jessie Maude Bugg (Nee Balaam)
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Farmhand and Tractor Driver
- West Terrace Cemetery, South Australia, Plot 15, Row 31, Grave 20E, Age 27.
- Cause of Death:
- Not Determined
- Place of Death:
- Woodside Army Camp, South Australia
- Date of Death:
Fred had a bony lump on his head which caused him discomfort when he wore his steel helmet. Whether this caused his death is not known. A Court of inquiry failed to determine the cause of death, but did determine that there was no evidence to suggest foul play.
ABOVE: FRED BUGG WAS LAID TO REST AT WEST TERRACE CEMETERY, ADELAIDE, SA.
BUGG, Private, FREDERICK, WX7629, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 29 September 1941. Age 27. Son of George and Jessie Maude Bugg, of Maylands, Western Australia. Grave Ref. Road 1 South. Row 31. Grave 20E
Fred enlisted AIF Aug 1940 and later joined 2/4th MGB’s ‘C’ Company No. 10 Platoon – there were several boys from Bunbury in this Platoon – McGlinn, Wenn, Ablett, Clarrie Henderson, Norm Jones, Mick Wenn. They had all enlisted about the same time so were all close mates. Fred Bugg’s unexpected death would have shaken up the Platoon.
Fred’s mother Jessie Maude died in May 1919 at Perth Hospital. Fred had one sister Rose and was one of four sons – Fred, Stanley, Stephen and William. (Fred recorded his sister Rose Robbins as his NOK) His father George had worked as a malster died in 1932.
Both Jessie and George were born in England. They married 1901 Walthamstow, London and came to Australia, where most of their children were born.
Below: Fred’s brother Stan died in 1939 aged 26 years.
Obviously at some time, Fred had been working around the Kukerin area.