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William Edward BAGLEY

Regimental number2516
Date of birth27 October 1882
Place of birthMilang, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGPO, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.5
Height5' 10"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, P Bagley, Milang, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed with the 13th Bn at Gallipoli and in France. Transferred to the 61st Bn, 23 March 1917; rejoined 13th Bn, 3 May 1917. Wounded in action, France, 7 August 1916; Belgium, 4 August 1917. Discharged 20 June 1920.
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date20 June 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 771 Charles Lawrence BAGLEY, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; Cousin: 6480 Charles James BAGLEY, 10th Bn, killed in action, Crepey Wood, France, 10 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, France, 7 August 1916.

Tried by District Court Martial, Perham Downs, 13 February 1917; found Guilty of absent without leave, 29 September-17 November 1916: awarded 49 days' detention.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Belgium, 4 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 20 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 October 1928
Age at death46
Place of burialKyancutta Cemetery, South Australisa
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAGLEY William Edward

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