EXECUTED THIS DAY – January 29, 1918
ALBERT EDWARD BUDD – MELBOURNE GAOL
Albert Budd was hanged in Melbourne gaol on this day for the murder of his foster sister. When asked whether he wished to say anything he replied “Nothing. ” He shook hands with the governor of the gaol, saying “Good-bye, sir.” Death was instantaneous. Returned soldiers gathered outside the gaol. Budd left a statement expressing sorrow for the crime, adding that had it not been for drink he would not have been in that awful position.