Project Description



Born 1894 in Church Stretton, Shropshire

Died of illness 10th April 1917, age 23 years

Buried Bingham Cemetery, Notts. grave ref 582

Remembered on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial, Saxondale Memorial and Bingham War Memorial

1901 Census

No record found

1911 Census

Age 16 employed as a farm servant, living with father Thomas James, a gamekeeper 42 and mother Phyllis 40, and a brother Harry 15 also a farm servant. They lived on Fosse Road, Bingham.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 55150

Military Unit: 22nd Company, Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 3.8.15. Total war service abroad approx. 9 months.

Enlisted in Nottingham under the name of Baggins: 24 November 1914, age 21 years 7 months

Address on enlistment: Notts. County Asylum, Saxondale

Occupation: asylum attendant

Height 5ft 8¼ins, weight 137lbs, girth 37ins, range of expansion 3inches. Distinguishing marks: scar between eyebrows.

Son of Thomas James Buggins a gamekeeper, Buggins Cottage, Fosse Road, Bingham

30.11.14: Joined at Newhaven

Posted 1 Jan 1915 and again 27 Feb 1915


Medical History admitted to Western General Hospital, Manchester 22 December 1915
Discharged 21 March 1916: Spent 91 days in hospital suffering from cardiac strain and Bronchitis plus found to have TB bacilli.

15 March 1916: found this man unfit for further military service, signed by secretary and registrar at Manchester hospital

16 April 1916: Discharged at Gosport as having been found no longer physically fit for war service.

Died April 1917

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Other information

He is listed in the records of Notts. County Asylum (Saxondale) as a temporary attendant who served in the Armed Forces.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at Notts. County Asylum. Name is on the Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial.

Thomas Alfred Buggins
Bingham cemetery, Notts.