James BUDSWORTH #2485

Indigenous Australian, James BUDSWORTH, 8th Squadron, 2nd Australian Remount Unit.

He was assigned to the 2nd Australian Remount Unit, and was in the company of several well known Queensland horsemen, Harry Hawkins, Charles Pillott, and James Hubbard, sailing for the Middle East a very short time after.

Budsworth developed an ulcer on his right leg in November 1916 for which he was treated in Abbassia and later in May 1917 he injured the same leg and was hospitalised in Cairo.

Trooper Budsworth was transferred to the Field Remount Unit, operating from Ludd in Palestine in March 1918 where he continued to serve until his return to Australia in September 1919.

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James is my Gt gt Uncle grandson of Kitty who was one of the first children to be placed into the Parramatta Native Institution in Parramatta 28/12/1814, Under the order of Governor L Macquarie and grandson of Joseph Budsworth who was a convict transported out on the convict ship Claudine in 1829, he was mustered out to William Cox