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Regimental number1930
Place of birthPreston, Lancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMerredin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Bagshaw, 76 Greenbank Terrace, Fylde Road, Preston, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1919
Discharge date21 March 1920
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Fremantle, 8 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916.

Mrried Annie CROSS, spinster, aged 29, St Mark's Church, Preston, Lancashire, 9 October 1916.

Marched into 9th Training Bn, 12 December 1916.

Marched out to AIF Headquarters, 2 September 1917.

Granted leave with pay and allowances (Non-Military Employment) to undertake a poultry-raising course, Newton, Lancashire, England, 4 April-4 July 1919. Employer wrote: 'This N.C.O. was always keen & willing & assisted in all work required to be done inconnexion ith the rearing & selection of young stock, feeding & general management & packing & marketing eggs. He made very good progress & was entirely satisfactory in all respects.'

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Koningin Luise', 18 December 1919; disembarked, Fremantle, 28 January 1920; discharged, 21 March 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAGSHAW Walter

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