THOMAS ALFRED BUGGINS 1894–1917
Born April 1894 in Church Stretton, Shropshire
Baptised on 27 May 1894 at Cardington Parish Church, Shropshire.
Died of illness 10th April 1917, age 23 years
Buried Bingham Cemetery, Notts. grave ref 582
Commemorated on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial, Notts County Asylum Memorial and Bingham War Memorial
Age six, living on Stoke Road, Blisworth, Northamptonshire with father Thomas James, a gamekeeper age thirty-four, mother Phyllis, thirty-one, brother Harry, five and sister Phyllis, two.
Age sixteen employed as a farm servant, living with father Thomas James, a gamekeeper, mother Phyllis, brother Harry, farm servant, and sister Phyllis, at school. They lived on Fosse Road, Bingham.
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
03.08.15: Embarked Southampton; disembarked Boulogne 04.08.15
10.12.15: To H.D. Casualty Clearing Station. D.A.H. (Disordered Action of the Heart)
13.12.15: To Ambulance Transport (cardiac)
21.12.15: To England
Medical History admitted to Western General Hospital, Manchester 22 December 1915
21.3.16: Discharged from hospital. Spent 91 days in hospital suffering from cardiac strain and Bronchitis plus found to have TB bacilli.
15.3.16: found this man unfit for further military service, signed by secretary and registrar at Manchester hospital
16.4.16: Discharged at Gosport as having been found no longer physically fit for war service. Military character very good, sober and reliable
23.08.16: Report of Medical Board: ‘Prevents totally (full pension) for one month in order to continue a visit to the Gloucestershire hills from which he has derived great benefit. TB present.’ Awarded a pension of 25 shillings per week.
25.02.17: Report of Medical Board: ‘Prevents Total. TB not found 15.2.17. Earnings nil.’ Pension of 25 shillings per week to 16.4.17.
Died 10 April 1917 from pulmonary tuberculosis.
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory
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.
Bingham cemetery, Notts.