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George Bagshaw was born in 1885 at Carlton and was the son of John and Eliza Bagshaw née Herrod of Carlton Nottinghamshire. His father John was born in 1839 at Ompton, Nottinghamshire and his mother Eliza Herrod was born in 1848 at Sutton on Trent, they were married in 1867 at Southwell and went on to have a daughter Florence Fanny b 1878 at Basford and George b1885 Carlton. In the 1911 census George Bagshaw is in India with his battalion 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he is shown as being a Private and is 25 yrs of age. He married his wife Florence Gilbert on 1st July 1914 at Walkden, Lancashire and they lived at 23 Blantyre Avenue Walkden Manchester. His widow was awarded a pension of 13 shillings and 9 pence commencing 30th April 1917.
A Telegraphist of G.P.O. Glasgow.
29 Aug 1916
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Bagshaw enlisted on 24th February 1904 at Retford, Nottinghamshire. He gave his age as 18 yrs and 10 months, he gave his occupation as that of a labourer. Posted to the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters he served in Singapore from 4th November 1905 until 11th December 1906 and in India 12th December 1906 to 14th March 1912. He went to France 19th September 1914 and died from exposure, 29th August 1916, aged 31, at Verden/Aller, Germany whilst a prisoner of war. Buried/Commemorated : Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Plot 3. Row G. Grave 2.
Article published on 8th November 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of John & Eliza Bagshaw of Carlton, husband of Florence, 23 Blantyre Av., Walkden, Manchester. Adopted brother of Mrs G.H. Hewerdine, Park Farm, Kneesall, formerly of Laxton, where George spent the early part of his life. Enlisted in 1st Sherwood Foresters in Feb. 1905. Was sent to Singapore for a year and from there to Madras as a military telegraphist.. He was transferred to the Post Office at Fort St. George and later became Sergeant in charge. After being in India five years he became a reservist and returned to England in March 1912. In May he became a telegraphist with the GPO Glasgow. He married on 1st July 1914, but on 6th August he made his own way to Derby and on Sept. 20th sailed from Plymouth to France. Captured near Lille, he was first held at Hameln. Later complained of failing health and died of heart failure in hospital.
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