Project Description

BERNARD THOMAS BAGGLEY 1895–1956

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Brother of Alfred and Matthew

Born 13th September 1895 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 6th October 1895 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married September 9th 1920 to Mary Hallam (age 27) at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Died 1956, age 60, Bingham district

Radcliffe on Trent school register

Admitted to school, 28.8.98

1901 Census

The Baggley family were living in Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent. Father Thomas a railway plate layer, mother Rhoda (née Russell), siblings Florence 10, Matthew 9, Alfred 7 and Bernard 5, at school.

1911 Census

The Baggley family were now living in Albert Street. Thomas, father, was working on the railways. Bernard was working as an office boy in an iron foundry. His brother Alfred was working as a lace warehouseman and brother Matthew was working as an apprentice bookbinder. His sister Florence was boarding with the Smalley family in Victoria Street and working as a dressmaker (she married in 1913).

Military Service

Rank: Acting Corporal

Service Number: 27314

Military Unit: 10th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 51st Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Radcliffe-on-Trent Police Constable Bernard Thomas Baggley (21) is wounded by shell fire for the third time this year on the Western Front. Having joined the Sherwood Foresters on 4 June 1915, he suffered back injuries on 15 June, was hit in the leg on 28 October and has now suffered facial injuries. He will survive, though, to his demob on 23 January 1919.

Information from Newark Advertiser Newspaper November 1918

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Occupation given as police constable on marriage register, 1920. Bernard’s brother Matthew died in February 1916

From the 1939 Register

Address: 57 Mount Avenue, Worksop

Employment: Police officer

Household: living with wife Mary, date of birth 11.8.1893

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born, lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent