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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Sneinton Nottingham
He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Bagshaw. In 1904, he married Mary Ann Riley. They lived at various addresses, including Breaston and Long Eaton Derbyshire and Radford Nottingham where four children were born. In April 1911, they were living at Main Road Chilwell Nottinghamshire but moved again to live at 44 Oxford Terrace Windsor Street Beeston.
In 1911 Samuel Bagshaw was working as a self employed window cleaner.
26 Aug 1917
32
255057 - CWGC Website
23964
Private
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Bagshaw served with 15th Bn Sherwood Foresters which was a bantam unit. After training at Masham North Yorkshire and other camps in England, the battalion was sent to France in January 1916. In August 1917, approval was given early in the month for a major undertaking involving a raid on Guillemont Farm and the capture of a commanding position known as 'The Knoll' and Bagshaw's Battalion, as part of the 105th Brigade, took part. After extensive artillery fire the battalion advanced at 0400 hrs on the 19th August. When the barrage lifted and the battalion reached the enemy position they found the artillery had done their job and hand-to-hand fighting continued until the Germans were driven back. The assault was over in some fifteen minutes and by 0540 hrs the companies returned with their wounded and a few prisoners. Three of the wounded had been machine gunned in error by the Royal Flying Corps. Private Bagshaw died about a week later, as a result of wounds received during this action and enemy shellfire. It was just before the battalion was due to be relieved by the 14th Gloucester Regiment. Tincourt New British Cemetery Grave Reference: I E 2
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Samuel Bagshaw - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle