BAGOTT Fritz William
Regiment : 125th Battery South African Heavy Artillery
Service number : X109
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 29th April 1917 aged 25
Buried : Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France, Grave III. H. 16.
Birthplace : Dudley, Worcestershire
Relatives : Son of Edward B. and Agnes M. Bagott, 78 Pembroke Crescent, Hove, Sussex
Memorial : Dudley War Memorial
Also appears on : Worcester Kings School WW1 Memorial. Worcester Cathedral Cloister Windows Kings School. Dudley Grammar School now Castle High School.
Credits : Memorial transcribed by Jade Gandy and John Hale.
Fritz Bagott was born on 17th July 1891. He entered Dudley Grammar School on 19th January 1899 when his parent was recorded as Mr E.B. Bagott, home address: 76 Himley Road, Dudley. There is a further admission entry on 19th January 1900.
Lance-Corporal, Worcester Regt.
Born, July 17, 1891. Died of wounds, April 29, 1917.
Fritz Bagott was the son of Mr. E. B. Bagott, of The Mount, Dudley. He entered the School House in September, 1906 in the Third Form and left three years later from the Fifth, having qualified for the Law in which he was articled at Dudley. He soon served in the Worcester Yeomanry, and preferring an outdoor life, joined the African Mounted Police, from which he brought himself out to come home to fight in 1915. He was all through the Somme push in 1916 with the Worcester Regiment, and received the wounds of which he died in France in the April offensive of this year. He was a keen horseman and a fearless soldier.
W. H. C.
Source for additional information: The Vigornian, June 1917, No.89, Vol.VIII