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Private Frederick SW Bagot 21-10-1916 aged 26

We are not sure of Frederick’s connection with Upavon, but once again there are a few Bagots in and around Wiltshire.

Frederick was born in the 1st Quarter of 1889 to Arthur Greville and Mary Isabel Bagot in Marylebone London. He was baptised on 26 June 1889 at St Stephen, Kensington London. His grandfather was Vice Admiral Henry Bagot.

In the 1891 census, Frederick is living with his Father and Mother at Park Villa, New Windsor, his father is described as being a Captain, Retired KRR (60th Kings Royal Rifles).

I can’t find mention of the Bagots in the 1901 Census, but I can find a reference to Arthur Greville Bagot in the 1902 Electoral Registers and he is living at 86 York Street, Westminster, London.

Frederick’s mother died on 7th December 1905 at 32 Nightingale road, Southsea, Hampshire.

By the 1911 Census, Frederick is 21 and is living with his Father Arthur at Stanwell Place Golf Club where Arthur is the Club Manager.

On the 10th December 1913 Arthur Greville Bagot married Mary Lillian Wall in Brighton, Sussex.

Frederick joined the army and gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Rifle Brigade. Frederic Spencer Wellesley Bagot, Sussex Regiment, was killed in action, aged 26, on Saturday, 21 October 1916 at the Battle of Ancre Heights 1st October to 11th October 1916.

A Medal Index Card for a Temporary 2nd Lieutenant F. S. W. Bagot 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Gazetted 15 March 1915. It shows he was dismissed the service by General Court Martial on 16 September 1915. He had entered France on 22nd July 1915. He would have been entitled to the 1915 Star and British War and Victory medals. Could his Court Martial offence have been brought on by his father‘s recent death? Arthur Greville Bagot died, aged 65, at Rye, Sussex, on Monday, 7 June 1915.

A second Medal Index card for Name: Spencer Bagot. Regiment or Corps: Royal Sussex Regiment, Regimental Number: 4138; Royal Sussex Regiment, Regimental Number: G/18180. Only British War and Victory medals noted. No cross reference to his Officers card, no notation about death.

Private Frederick Spencer Wellesley Bagot, G/18180, 13th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment who died on 21 October 1916 Age 26, Remembered with Honour, Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt

Son of Arthur Greville Bagot, (late 60th K.R.R.), and Lily Bagot (stepmother), of Old Croft Cottage, Brimpsfield, Gloucester.