David Gibson Jude Badger. 14/4/1896 to 21/8/1916. Killed in Action, Poziers, France.

The Australian Hero - a booklet written on his life and death.

Newspaper Clippings.

Magnus Rupert. Sent to replace David.

Adelaide Advertiser Thu 23rd Aug 1917

BADGER.-On the 21st August, 1916, Sergeant' David G T Badger, killed in action at Pozieres, France "The grave has the victory and death its sting" now, but later on he will triumph
over both.-By his mother, father, sisters, and

Adelaide Advertiser 30th Oct 1916

BADGER -On the 21st August, on active service, in France, David Gibson J . eldest beloved son of H. J and L. Badger. Petersburg, killed in action.
Bom to die April 14 1896. Died to live, August 21 1916

Adelaide Advertiser fri oct20 1916


Mr. H. J. Badger, of Petersburg, has been officially informed that his son, Ser- geant David G. J. Badger, who was pre- viously reported as missing, was killed in action on August 21.Sergeant Badger sailed for Egypt 12 months ago. He was
for five months in the trenches in France, He was 23 years old, and prior to his enlistment he was teller in the English, Scottish, & Australian Bank at Blyth.Fix this

Adelaide Advertiser Thu 26th October 1916.

Sergeant D. G. Badger was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Badger, of Victoria-street. Petersburg, and enlisted at the age of 19 years. He of- fered his services three days after the war had broken out, but was not called upon for several months. He spent his 30th birthday jn the French trenches in April last. He sailed from Australia in August, 1915. He was a bright, intelligent lad, de- servedly popular at school, and on leaving entered the E. S. & A. Bank at Petersburg He was moved to Brinkworth in 1914, 1914, and to the Adelaide head office in 1915. He was a lieutenant in the cadets, and took a keen interest in military mat- ters generally. After the big battle on August 21 he was reported missing, and this week his parents' were officially notified of his death. In a letter just received, Gunner Ivor Thompson says:-"I had longed to see a bayonet charge, but never wish to see another. It was at 5.30 p.m. B Company, led by Sergeant D. Badger, made the charge . The sergeant was the first to hop the trench (the bravest of lads). He was just marvellous. When the roll was called next day I was the only one of the Gunner's Australian section left. It was hell on earth." In a letter written by the deceased, and marked, "To be opened when I am dead, he gave directions re his personal and private matters, and asked his parents not to mourn for him; he had done his duty, and would do the same again, con- cluding with the message, "All I ask is that you send another in my place."

Magnus Rupert