BAGLEY Albert Edward
Regiment : Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service number : 12907
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 30th July 1919
Place of death : Newtown Isolation Hospital, Worcester
Buried : Unknown
Birthplace : Birmingham
Memorial : Headless Cross The Bridge Church formerly St Luke's Church
Albert Bagley enlisted as Private 7501 in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on 5th November 1900 at Birmingham for a period of 7 years service and 5 years in the Reserve. On his attestation form he gave his place of birth as Birmingham, Warwickshire, his age as 18 years 10 months and his occupation as a Tailor. He stated he was currently serving with the 5th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Albert was 5 feet 3 and one eighth inches tall with a fresh complexion, brown hair and brown eyes. His next of kin was his mother, Eliza Bagley, 6 Spring Gardens Farm, Birmingham and his younger brother, Wilfred.
On 1st April 1904 Albert was permitted to extend his service to complete 8 years with the colours and he duly transferred to the Reserve on 4th November 1908 having served at home and overseas in Malta, Bermuda, Gibraltar and South Africa. On 25th January 1909 he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as Private 2905 and after 3 months of training, he was again transferred to the Army Reserve where he remained until his discharge from the army on 4th November 1912 at Aldershot.
Albert re-enlisted in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as Private 12907 on 28th June 1915. He was posted to the Balkan area of conflict, arriving there on 30th September 1915. After serving 5 months with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Albert was sent home to the UK where he was discharged as no longer physically for war service due to Phthisis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Albert died aged 38 in Newtown Isolation Hospital, Worcester due to phthisis on 30th July 1919. At the time of his death his wife’s address was given as 95 Johnson’s Yard, Headless Cross, Redditch.