b. 09/05/1886 Trimley, Suffolk. d. 22/03/1919 Alverstoke, Hampshire.
DATE OF AM ACTION: 29/12/1917 Trinidad.
He was born in Trimley, Suffolk, one of two sons for James and Mary A Bugg. His brother was named William. In 1915, he married Hettie J Partridge in Samford, Suffolk. Having survived the Great War, he died of influenza on 22nd March 1919, and was buried in All Saints Churchyard, Holbrook, Suffolk in a CWGC plot.
On the 29th December, 1917, some cotton waste, which had been stored in a wooden cupboard in the Magazine of H.M. Motor Launch No. 289, caught fire from an unknown cause. On the fire being discovered by the smell of burning and by the issue of smoke from the Magazine hatch, when opened, Deckhand Stanners, without hesitation, went down into the Magazine and
brought up a quantity of the burning waste. Leading Deckhand Bugg, who was in Motor Launch No. 285, alongside No. 289, smelt something burning, and on observing Deckhand Stanners coming up from the Magazine with burning material, immediately went down and extinguished the remainder of the ignited cotton waste. The promptitude of action and the high courage shown by these men in the face of very grave danger averted a serious fire, and in all probability-saved both Motor Launches and the lives of those on board.
BURIAL LOCATION: ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, HOLBROOK, SUFFOLK. GRAVE 129.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD.