Charles James BAGLEY


BAGLEY, Charles James

Service Number: 6480
Enlisted: 23 August 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Milang, SA, 21 September 1894
Home Town: Milang, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 10 August 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
VII G 15
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Milang War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 6480
23 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 6480
23 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6480, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6480, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide

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Son of Charles BAGLEY and Ann nee TOMPLY

Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

On the 21st of September 1894 a future soldier was born into this world, his name was Charles James Bagley.

Charles was born in a small town called Milang in South Australia. He was a loved son of Mr Charles Bagley and Mrs Ann Bagley.

Charles attended a little local school called Milang state school. His religion was Roman Catholic. Charles was a very hard worker on a farm.

In 1914 at the young age of twenty, Charles Bagley left his family and his home town and went of to fight for his country in World War One. He was ranked as a private. Charles was a brave and courageous soldier but was fatally wounded in the Battle in France on the 10th of August 1918 at the age of 23. The medals he was given was a 1914 - 15 Star, British Medal and a Victory Medal.

Charles James Bagley is now strongly remembered for his service to Australia. At the Australian War Memorial in Canberra you will find his name carved on the Remembrance wall.