Lance Serjeant 652 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Sidney Lewis Budd, was baptised at St Michael’s Church Aldershot on 7 October 1894. He was the son of James and Fanny Budd, and censuses give his father’s occupation as a general labourer. The census records that the family lived at Gold Farm in the parish of Aldershot in 1901. They lived at Gable Cottages, Frimley Green Road, Frimley by 1919.
Sidney Budd was a stationer by trade and served his 5 year apprenticeship at John Drew's in Aldershot. He enlisted on 6 October 1914 in Grimsby, and was 5 feet 10˝ inches tall and weighed 138lbs. He had a fresh complexion, grey eyes and dark brown hair.
Sidney’s older brother, James William Budd, became a very well known and popular Police Constable in Ash. Sergeant Budd came to Ash in 1927 and retired in 1935. The framed photo of Sgt Budd and the Specials given to him on his retirement is now displayed in Ash Museum. He continued to live in Ash Street after his retirement and died in 1959.
Sidney’s older brother Leonard, born in 1890, was also killed in the Great War. He died 21 August 1918 aged 27. He was Lance Serjeant 454 4th Battalion Guards Machine Gun Regiment, and is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas De Calais, France.