Private George Baggott (38254)

14th Bn, The Devonshire Regiment, which subsequently became 154th and 155th Labour Coys, Labour Corps, Third Army, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library,

Burial/Commemoration: Coxyde

Nature of Death: Died of wounds France 2/10/17

Age: 37

Next of Kin: Husband of Mary Baggott of Ashcroft, Upper Welland

Previous Employment: Studman at Upper Welland

Cap badge of the Devonshire Regiment

George Baggott, was a stud horseman of Ashcroft, Upper Welland before the war.  He was born in Bosbury, Herefordshire in 1879 the son of David and Elizabeth Baggott. He married Mary Richardson on 8th June 1913 at Emmanuel Church, Wells Road.  

George was conscripted in June 1916 and was mobilised at the end of August being posted to the 14th Devons – a labour battalion.  He landed at Le Havre on 3rd October 1916, where the Battalion became part of the Third Army. He died of wounds received in action a year later on the 2nd October 1917.

Soldiers Papers: Public Record Office WO 363 B16

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