Project Description

CHARLES BAGGALEY 1881–1955

royal-army-chaplains-department-christian-square-type---solid-kings-crown-gilt-officers-metal-cap-badge

Born 16 October 1881, Wickenby, Lincs

Baptised 4 December 1881 at Parish Church, Wickenby. Father John Wood Baggaley.

Married 10 June 1907 to Annie Pocklington, school mistress, from Sneinton, Nottingham

Sons Charles Noel born January 1909 in Wickenby, and John Roger born August 1914 Glanford Brigg

Died 22 July 1955, age 74 buried St Peter and St Lawrence.

1891 Census

Age 9 living in Wickenby, Lincs. with father John, a farmer, mother Lucy and siblings George 24, Ada  20, Thomas 13, Henry 11, Charles 9, Lucy 7 and Helen 5.

1901 Census

Age 19, still living with family in Wickenby, described as ‘at school’. George, John, Thomas and Henry working on their father’s farm.

1911 Census

Living at 1 Crackenedge Terrace, Dewsbury and a Clerk in Holy Orders (Assistant Curate), married to Annie. Son Charles Noel, age 2.

Military Service

Rank: Captain

Service Number: Not given on records

Military Unit: Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, Royal Army Chaplains’ Department

Theatre of War: not known

Medals Awarded: no details found

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Curate at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent (Wright’s Directory, 1915 and 1920).

Parish records show him conducting Services in 1915 and again from 1918 so could have been on active service in the intervening years.

He conducted the funeral, August 8 1918, of Private Harry Smith who died at Nottingham War Hospital, Saxondale.

Address at death Nettleton Manor, Nettleton, Lincs.

Probate: Administration to Charles Noel Pocklington Baggaley, Major H.M. Army.

From the 1939 Register

Address: The Vicarage, Sutton St Edmund, Holbeach

Employment: Clerk in Holy Orders

Household: wife Annie, an invalid, born 2.2.1876 and his sister Lucy

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent