The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant W J Bagge


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Serjeant William John BAGGE, G/18154, 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 32, Royal  Fusiliers), killed in action, Flanders, France, 7th October 1916, age 23.

15th? May 1892, born Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk, son of William and Ellen Bagge, of Carlyle House, 9, Marine Parade, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Enlisted  Norwich, Norfolk, age 21, height 6ft 1 3/4, weight 153lbs, artificial plate in upper & lower jaw, resided, Gorleston, Norfolk. Formerly schoolmaster.

Home 15th September 1914 to 23rd August 1916; BEF, 24th August 1916 to 7th October 1916.

15th September 1914, enlisted 19th Service Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 1st May 1915, appointed Lance Corporal; 17th July 1915, promoted Corporal; 17th July 1915, transferred to Depot, 19th Royal Fusiliers, Epsom; 19th January 1916, 28th Royal Fusiliers, appointed Lance Sergeant; 18th May 1916, promoted Sergeant; 24th August 1916, posted BEF; 25th August 1916, embarked for France; 25th August 1916, 39 Infantry Base Depot, posted to 2nd Battalion; 8th September 1916, transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

18th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William Bagge, Carlyle House, Gorleston on Sea, Suffolk; Mother, Ellen Bagge, Carlyle House, Gorleston on Sea, Suffolk; Brother, Sydney Bragge, age 24, Carlyle House, Gorleston on Sea, Suffolk.

Buried at  Warlencourt British Cemetery, III.E.15., Pas de Calais, France.


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